Combined alpha-adrenergic blockade and radiofrequency ablation to treat junctional ectopic tachycardia successfully without atrioventricular block

Ming Lon Young, Mary B. Mehta, Richard M. Martinez, Grace S. Wolff, Henry Gelband

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Abstract

Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) defined as a tachycardia arising in the atrioventricular (AV) junction with very rapid ventricular rate is notorious for refractoriness to drug therapy. A child with incessant JET was treated successfully with intravenous α-adrenergic blockade. Because of gastrointestinal intolerance to the high dose of this agent, radiofrequency energy was used to catheter ablate the JET without inducing complete AV block.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-885
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume71
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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