Difficulties with ablation for arrhythmias in children

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Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation procedures in children present unique challenges for the electrophysiologist. At times, obtaining vascular access to reach the heart is a problem. If this, first step is accomplished, the small size of the child's heart, arrhythmias relatively unique to the pediatric population, and the presence of congenital heart disease add to the complexity. In this manuscript, a review of commonly encountered problems and suggested solutions based on practice are presented. Precise mapping of the arrhythmogenic substrate, techniques to access excluded portions of the atrium from prior surgery, and the basis for electrophysiology maneuvers important in pediatric ablation are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIndian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Volume8
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Pediatrics
Electrophysiology
Blood Vessels
Heart Diseases
Population

Keywords

  • Accessory pathway
  • AV node reentry
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pediatric ablation
  • Radiofrequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Difficulties with ablation for arrhythmias in children. / Asirvatham, Samuel J.

In: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, Vol. 8, No. SUPPL. 1, 04.2008.

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