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Cardiology


 


   





Cardiac
Arrhythmias

   

  • Peters
    Nicholas – Professor of cardiac electrophysiology [Department 
    of Cardiology, St.. Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College School
    of Medicine, London ]


    Catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias
    Ablation is the
    safe and curative treatment of choice.

    BMJ
    [VOL-7263], 23 September, 2000 ,Pg. No – 716.

      


    Peters
    Nicholas – Professor of cardiac electrophysiology [Department 
    of Cardiology, St.. Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College School
    of Medicine, London ]


    Catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias – Ablation is the
    safe and curative treatment of choice.

    BMJ
    [VOL-7263], 23 September, 2000 ,Pg. No – 716.

      


    The
    conservative treatment of cardiac arrhythmias is by the use of drugs.
    The results are unsatisfactory in terms of efficacy and cure. This is
    especially important in young persons who may have to take
    anti-arrhythmic drugs for life. There are many different types of 
    arrhythmia. Some are potentially fatal.

     

    This
    new technique has been developed where percutaneous introduction of
    electrode catheters under fluoroscopic guidance identifies the point of
    origin of the arrhythmia or an abnormal reactivity pathway.  
    After locating the defect a strong radiofrequency current is used
    to destroy, delete and create a localised spark to disrupt the cause of
    the arrhythmia.

     

    The
    safety and overall cure rate is 95% 
    with 4% requiring a second procedure. The rate of complications
    was less than 3%.




 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

   

Cardiac Arrhythmias
   

  • Peters Nicholas – Professor of cardiac electrophysiology [Department  of Cardiology, St.. Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College School of Medicine, London ]
    Catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias Ablation is the safe and curative treatment of choice.
    BMJ [VOL-7263], 23 September, 2000 ,Pg. No – 716.
      
    Peters Nicholas – Professor of cardiac electrophysiology [Department  of Cardiology, St.. Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College School of Medicine, London ]
    Catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias – Ablation is the safe and curative treatment of choice.
    BMJ [VOL-7263], 23 September, 2000 ,Pg. No – 716.
      
    The conservative treatment of cardiac arrhythmias is by the use of drugs. The results are unsatisfactory in terms of efficacy and cure. This is especially important in young persons who may have to take anti-arrhythmic drugs for life. There are many different types of  arrhythmia. Some are potentially fatal.
     
    This new technique has been developed where percutaneous introduction of electrode catheters under fluoroscopic guidance identifies the point of origin of the arrhythmia or an abnormal reactivity pathway.   After locating the defect a strong radiofrequency current is used to destroy, delete and create a localised spark to disrupt the cause of the arrhythmia.
     
    The safety and overall cure rate is 95%  with 4% requiring a second procedure. The rate of complications was less than 3%.

 

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