Radiofrequency catheter ablation of congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia

Maria Pia Calabrò, C. Pappone, G. Oreto, F. L. De Luca, E. Gitto, I. Barberi

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Abstract

Congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) is a rare arrhythmia due to an automatic focus usually located within the His bundle. This report describes a patient in whom JET was diagnosed at 1 month of age: antiarrhythmic drugs succeeded in lowering tachycardia rate, resulting in an apparently stable condition. At 12 months, however, the child experienced fainting episodes; an ECG performed during one such episode revealed repetitive non-sustained runs of wide QRS tachycardia, a pattern highly suspicious for proarrhythmia. Drugs were withdrawn and the patient underwent successful catheter ablation of the junctional focus with preservation of normal A-V conduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

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Ectopic Junctional Tachycardia
Catheter Ablation
Tachycardia
Bundle of His
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Syncope
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Electrocardiography
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Ablation
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Proarrhythmia
  • Tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Calabrò, M. P., Pappone, C., Oreto, G., De Luca, F. L., Gitto, E., & Barberi, I. (2003). Radiofrequency catheter ablation of congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 29(3), 232-236.

Radiofrequency catheter ablation of congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia. / Calabrò, Maria Pia; Pappone, C.; Oreto, G.; De Luca, F. L.; Gitto, E.; Barberi, I.

In: Italian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 29, No. 3, 06.2003, p. 232-236.

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Calabrò, MP, Pappone, C, Oreto, G, De Luca, FL, Gitto, E & Barberi, I 2003, 'Radiofrequency catheter ablation of congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia', Italian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 232-236.
Calabrò MP, Pappone C, Oreto G, De Luca FL, Gitto E, Barberi I. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia. Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2003 Jun;29(3):232-236.
Calabrò, Maria Pia ; Pappone, C. ; Oreto, G. ; De Luca, F. L. ; Gitto, E. ; Barberi, I. / Radiofrequency catheter ablation of congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia. In: Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2003 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 232-236.
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