Complications Associated With Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias

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Abstract

  • Catheter ablation can be accomplished with radiofrequency current, cryoablation, direct current shock, and intravascular ethanol. The complications of catheter ablation are related to the target arrhythmia, the anatomy of the heart and vessels that are entered or traversed, the energy source used for ablation, and the size and number of catheters used. In addition, the anatomic approach to the heart is associated with specific complications, such as those unique to transpericardial access. This chapter reviews the common complications of catheter ablation and their management.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780323529921
  • Start Page

  • 636
  • End Page

  • 647.e4