Focal atrial tachycardia

Raphael Rosso, Peter M. Kistler

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Abstract

Focal atrial tachycardia is a relatively uncommon arrhythmia. Nevertheless, the management of highly symptomatic patients with focal atrial tachycardia can be problematic owing to the poor response to medical treatment. Moreover, focal atrial tachycardia can trigger other atrial arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and flutter. Radiofrequency ablation of focal atrial tachycardia is extremely successful and this approach is becoming the preferred treatment for symptomatic patients.In this review, we describe the pathophysiology, anatomical localisation, clinical features, diagnosis and therapeutic options for the management of focal atrial tachycardia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalHeart
Volume96
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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