Catheter atrioventricular junction ablation for recurrent supraventricular tachycardia with nodoventricular fibers

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, William G. O'Callaghan, Paul G. Colavita, Douglas L. Packer, Marcel R. Gilbert, Lawrence D. German

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Abstract

Patients with nodoventricular (Mahaim) fibers are predisposed to the development of a variety of arrhythmias, which are usually amenable to pharmacologic management.1 Closed-chest catheter atrioventricular (AV) junction albation, which has been shown to be an effective treatment for supraventricular tachycardia,2,3 has recently been applied in a patient with tachycardia involving a Mahaim fiber.5 We report observations in 2 cases in which tachycardia was effectively controlled using this technique, including 3-year follow-up of nodoventricular fiber conduction in 1 patient and absence of retrograde conduction in both patients. The inability of the nodoventricular fibers to conduct retrogradely has not been previously described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1229
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume55
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 1985

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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