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Title: Radiofrequency catheter ablation of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: Report of 83 cases from Siriraj hospital
Authors: Rungroj Krittayaphong
Ongkarn Raungratanaamporn
Jarupim Soongswang
Sukanya Pooranawattanakul
Suphachai Chaithiraphan
Kiertijai Bhuripanyo
Charn Sriratanasathavorn
Charuwan Kangkagate
Vichian Thongtang
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-May-2000
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.83, No.5 (2000), 504-513
Abstract: We described the characteristics of patients and accessory pathway and showed our results of Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). There were 41 males and 42 females at a mean age of 36 years. Accessory pathway associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome in our population was more prevalent on the right side which is different from previous reports. Most commonly associated heart disease was Ebstein's anomaly. Overall success rate was 96.4 per cent. Right free wall accessory pathway needed a longer procedure time and fluo-roscopy time, higher radiofrequency power and more radiofrequency applications compared to other locations. Although the recurrence rate was 12 per cent, all patients with recurrence were successfully reablated. We also described the comparison of our result with previous studies. To our knowledge this is the first report in Thailand with a reasonable number of cases. RFCA is a very effective treatment of WPW syndrome in the Thai population and should be considered in symptomatic patients especially those who are refractory to medication.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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