Atrial tachycardias occurring late after open heart surgery

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...

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Main Authors: Kohári Mária
Pap Róbert
Format: Article
Published: 2015
Series:CURRENT CARDIOLOGY REVIEWS 11 No. 2
doi:10.2174/1573403X10666141013122021

mtmt:2808675
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/16248
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Summary: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.
Physical Description:134-140
ISSN:1573-403X