Le aritmie nei pazienti adulti con cardiopatia congenita.

Translated title of the contribution: [Arrhythmias in adult patients with congenital heart disease].

S. Foresti, M. C. Tavera, P. P. Lupo, R. Cappato

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Arrhythmias are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Arrhythmias can be due to the primary anatomical defect or they can be a consequence of the long term effects of haemodynamical defects and surgical repairs. Atrial arrhythmias are the most frequent form and their prevalence varies between 10-60% in different congenital defects. Ventricular tachycardia are less common but they have potentially a dramatic impact on survival. When correcting the haemodynamic defect is not effective in avoiding arrhythmias complications, it is necessary to apply specific therapy. Antiarrhythmic drugs must be used very carefully, there is an increasing application for transcatheter or surgical ablation and device implantation.

Translated title of the contribution[Arrhythmias in adult patients with congenital heart disease].
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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