Publication: Radiofrequency catheter ablation: 5 years experience at Siriraj Hospital
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Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.83, No.SUPPL. 2 (2000)
Ongkarn Raungratanaamporn, Kiertuai Bhuripanyo, Charn Sriratanastavorn, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Jarupim Soongswang, Suphachai Chaithiraphan (2000). Radiofrequency catheter ablation: 5 years experience at Siriraj Hospital. Retrieved from: https://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/handle/123456789/26116.
Radiofrequency catheter ablation: 5 years experience at Siriraj Hospital
Between February 1995 to May 2000, 626 consecutive patients underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation for various types of cardiac arrhythmia. The mean age was 41 years, range 1-85 years. Mapping and ablation were guided by intracardiac electrogram and anatomical approaches. The initial success, compliction, recurrent and final success rates are shown below :-WPW AVRT AT AFI AVNRT PVC VT AF Initial success (%) 95 100 83 91 100 89 95 81 Complication (%) 2.1 4.6 7.1 8.8 6.0 7.7 1.4 25 Recurrence (%) 9 4 13 6 1 11 11 6 Final success (%) 93 99 77 88 100 89 91 75 Conclusion, RFCA is an effective treatment and should be considered as first line treatment for certain tachyarrhythmia.