Persistent inappropriate sinus tachycardia after radiofrequency current catheter modification of the atrioventricular node

Frederick A. Ehlert, Jeffrey J. Goldberger, Rodney Brooks, Scott Miller, Alan H. Kadish

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Abstract

Atrioventricular (AV) junctional reentrant tachycardia (JRT) is the most frequent cause of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.1 Recently, radiofrequency current delivered through a transvenous catheter was used to modify AV nodal properties so that AVJRT is no longer inducible while preserving normal AV nodal conduction. 2-4 This technique has produced high success rates with relatively few complications. In this report, we present a previously unreported complication observed in 3 patients undergoing AV node modification using radiofrequency current: persistent, inappropriate and symptomatic sinus tachycardia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1092-1095
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume69
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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