Radiofrequency Ablation in the Therapy of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

  • R. Cappato


Successful surgical division of an-accessory atrioventricular connection in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome was first reported in 1968 [1]. This ushered in the era of ablative therapy for arrhythmias. The rationale of ablation is that irreversible alteration can be brought on to a discrete anatomical substrate responsible for arrhythmia generation and/or perpetuation.


Catheter Ablation Accessory Pathway Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Flecainide Acetate Radio Frequency Catheter Ablation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cappato
    • 1
  1. 1.II Medical DepartmentSt. Georg HospitalHamburgGermany

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