Surgery for the treatment of tachycardias

  • A. W. Nathan
Part of the Current Status of Clinical Cardiology book series (CSOCC, volume 6)

Abstract

Surgery offers the possibility of a cure for some arrhythmias whereas all other therapies can only provide, at best, amelioration of tachycardias. The only obvious exception to this statement is of course catheter ablation which is a development of surgical techniques. Even in cases where a complete cure cannot be effective, the effects of some arrhythmias can be controlled by surgical techniques where other techniques have failed or are inappropriate.

Keywords

Ventricular Tachycardia Coronary Sinus Atrial Tachycardia Accessory Pathway Reentrant Tachycardia 
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