Atrial macroreentry in congenital heart disease

Darragh J. Twomey, Prashanthan Sanders, Kurt C. Roberts-Thomson

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Abstract

Macroreentrant atrial tachycardia is a common complication following surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD), and is often highly symptomatic with potentially significant hamodynamic consequences. Medical management is often unsuccessful, requiring the use of invasive procedures. Cavotricuspid isthmus dependent flutter is the most common circuit but atypical circuits also exist, involving sites of surgical intervention or areas of scar related to abnormal hemodynamics. Ablation can be technically challenging, due to complex anatomy, and difficulty with catheter stability. A thorough assessment of the patients status and pre-catheter ablation planning is critical to successfully managing these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reviews
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Catheter ablation
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Supraventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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