Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Two Cases with Atriofascicular Accessory Pathway and Review of The Literature [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2003; 31(1): 54-64

Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Two Cases with Atriofascicular Accessory Pathway and Review of The Literature

Ahmet Duran Demir1, Mustafa Soylu1, Serkan Topaloğlu1, Dursun Aras1, Özcan Özdemir1, Şule Korkmaz1

Radiofrequency (RF) cathe ter ablation of atriofasc ic ular accessory pathways (AP) characterized by deeremental antegrade conduction property and result in antidromic tachycardia with Jeft bundle branch morphology is a current preferred theurapetic approach. Two patients, who were twenty-two and th irty-six years old, with atriofascicular AP and drug-resistant antidromic tachycardia were hospitalized for RF catheter ablation. In the first case, cardiac mapping was performed during antidromic tachycardia. White mapping using a long sheath th rough posterolateral tricuspid annulus, AP conduction was seen to cease temporarily during catheter manipulations. AP was succesfully ablated by RF currents delivered at the same location. In the second case, mapping was done during atrial pacing. AP was ablated through the posterolateral tricuspid annu lus where the conduction was terminated during the manipulation of catheter. In both cases, as the RF current was delivered, irregular Mahaim automatic tachycardia occurred with a similar QRS morphology to antidromic tachycardia. They were free of symptoms for about 3 months in the first case and 2 months in the second case.

Keywords: Atriofascicular pathways, Mahaim automatic tachycardia, ablation

How to cite this article
Ahmet Duran Demir, Mustafa Soylu, Serkan Topaloğlu, Dursun Aras, Özcan Özdemir, Şule Korkmaz. Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Two Cases with Atriofascicular Accessory Pathway and Review of The Literature. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2003; 31(1): 54-64
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