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Catheter ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia

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Catheter ablation for inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is recommended for patients symptomatic for palpitations and refractory to other treatments. The current approach consists in sinus node modification (SNM), achieved by ablation of the cranial part of the sinus node to eliminate faster sinus rates while trying to preserve chronotropic competence. This approach has a limited efficacy, with a very modest long-term clinical success. To overcome this, proper patient selection is crucial and an epicardial approach should always be considered. This brief review will discuss the current role and limitations of catheter ablation in the management of patients with IST.

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Gianni, C., Di Biase, L., Mohanty, S. et al. Catheter ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 46, 63–69 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-015-0040-2

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