Nonpharmacologic treatment of the wolff-parkinson-white syndrome and other supraventricular tachycardias

Eric N. Prystowsky, Douglas L Packer, John J. Schier, James E. Lowe

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Abstract

Nonpharmacologic treatment using surgery or intracardiac catheter ablation can be used for several forms of supraventricular tachycardia. Surgery is highly successful in preventing recurrent tachyarrhythmias in patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and can be recommended as first-line treatment in several situations. Catheter ablation of the atrioventricular conduction system combined with an implanted ventricular pacemaker can offer substantial relief to selected patients with drug-refractory atrial fibrillation. Technical advances in catheter ablation will undoubtedly lead to more widespread use of this form of therapy in supraventricular tachycardia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-250
Number of pages12
JournalAnnual Review of Medicine
Volume41
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990

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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Catheter Ablation
Catheters
Ablation
Surgery
Cardiac Catheters
Pacemakers
Tachycardia
Refractory materials
Atrial Fibrillation
Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • AV nodal reentry
  • Catheter ablation
  • Ectopic atrial tachycardia
  • Surgery

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  • Cell Biology
  • Medicine(all)

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Nonpharmacologic treatment of the wolff-parkinson-white syndrome and other supraventricular tachycardias. / Prystowsky, Eric N.; Packer, Douglas L; Schier, John J.; Lowe, James E.

In: Annual Review of Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 1, 1990, p. 239-250.

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Prystowsky, Eric N. ; Packer, Douglas L ; Schier, John J. ; Lowe, James E. / Nonpharmacologic treatment of the wolff-parkinson-white syndrome and other supraventricular tachycardias. In: Annual Review of Medicine. 1990 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 239-250.
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