Radiofrequency ablation for pre-excitation syndromes and av nodal re-entrant tachycardia
Heart, Lung, and Circulation, 06/21/2012
Leitch J et al. – Radiofrequency catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardia was introduced in 1990. Since then it has become the standard for definitive treatment of pre–excitation syndromes and atrioventricular re–entrant tachycardia. In general, catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia results in improved outcomes compared to pharmacologic treatment. Over 95% of patients will be successfully treated with catheter ablation with less than a 5% chance of recurrence and <1% risk of major complications.