Initial description of radiofrequency catheter ablation as treatment for atrial flutter in Marfan’s syndrome: A case report and literature review

  • Ahmad Halawa
  • Vipul Brahmbhatt
  • Stephen A. Fahrig
CASE REPORT

DOI: 10.1007/s10840-007-9135-8

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Halawa, A., Brahmbhatt, V. & Fahrig, S.A. J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2007) 19: 37. doi:10.1007/s10840-007-9135-8
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Abstract

Marfan’s syndrome is a common connective tissue disease with different musculoskeletal, ophthalmic and cardiac manifestations. Marfan’s patients carry increased risk for cardiac arrhythmias. Only three cases of atrial flutter in Marfan’s patients are described in the literature. We report a fourth case of a young Marfan’s patient who presents with typical atrial flutter after motor vehicle accident. After electrical cardioversion, sinus rhythm was restored but he had recurrent atrial flutter on follow up. The patient then underwent electrophysiological study and successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of the flutter circuit. Since discharge, the patient has had no documented arrhythmias on follow up.

Keywords

Marfan’s syndromeAtrial flutterRadiofrequency catheter ablationSudden cardiac death

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Halawa
    • 1
  • Vipul Brahmbhatt
    • 1
  • Stephen A. Fahrig
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, James H. Quillen College of MedicineEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnsonUSA