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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Atrial Tachycardias Occurring Late After Open Heart Surgery

Author(s): Maria Kohari and Robert Pap

Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015

Page: [134 - 140] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X10666141013122021

Price: $65


Atrial tachycardias are common after open heart surgery. Most commonly these are macro-reentrant including cavotricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter, incisional right atrial flutter and left atrial flutter. Focal atrial tachycardias occur less frequently. The specific type of atrial tachycardia highly depends on the type of surgical incision. Catheter ablation can be very effective, however requires a thorough understanding of anatomy and surgical technique.

Keywords: Atrial tachycardia, complex congenital syndromes, electroanatomical mapping, entrainment, re-entrant tachycardia, post-operative period.

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