Successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory pathways that recurred after surgery

Peng Sheng Chen, Gregory K. Feld, Walter P. Dembitsky, Jolene M. Kriett, R. Peter Fleck, Edmund J. Brennan, Stanley C. Henjum

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Abstract

Since September 1990, radiofrequency ablation1,2 has replaced surgery as the curative treatment of choice for patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in our institution. The patients are referred to surgery only if radiofrequency ablation is unsuccessful. However, in many institutions surgery remains the primary option for patients requiring curative treatment. It is not known whether or not patients with recurrent accessory pathway conduction after surgical ablation can be safely and successfully cured by radiofrequency ablation. In this communication we report our experience with successful radiofrequency ablation in 3 patients who had recurrent accessory pathway conduction after surgical ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-827
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume68
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Chen, P. S., Feld, G. K., Dembitsky, W. P., Kriett, J. M., Fleck, R. P., Brennan, E. J., & Henjum, S. C. (1991). Successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory pathways that recurred after surgery. The American journal of cardiology, 68(8), 825-827. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(91)90670-G