Successful Transcatheter Ablation of Congenital Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia in a Ten‐Month‐Old Infant Using Radiofrequency Energy

GEORGE F. VAN HARE, HARM VELVIS, JONATHAN J. LANGBERG

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Abstract

Congenital functional tachycardia is a difficult‐to‐control rhythm in children which has a high mortality rate with current management. A 10‐month‐old child followed since birth with the diagnosis of congenital functional ectopic tachycardia is reported. He failed treatment with multiple antiarrhythmic agents, and underwent an electrophysiology study. The Junctional focus was successfully ablated using transcatheter radiofrequency energy. This technique may be safer than high voltage DC shock ablation, particularly in small children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-735
Number of pages6
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Junctional ectopic tachycardia
  • atrioventricular block
  • radiofrequency ablation

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