High energy external cardioversion for refractory atrial fibrillation in postoperative Tetralogy of Fallot

N. Madan, B. W. Robinson, J. W. Moore, M. C. Sokoloski

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Abstract

Long-term complications of surgical repair of Tetralogy of Fallot include atrial arrhythmias. These can be difficult to treat, and loss of sinus rhythm can lead to profound hemodynamic consequences in the presence of residual structural abnormalities. We describe the first report of high-energy external cardioversion in a 46-year-old man with repaired tetralogy of Fallot with atrial fibrillation refractory to conversion with normal energy. This represents an alternative to internal cardioversion or rate control for these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardioversion
  • Tetralogy of Fallot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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