Recurrent A v block following ablation for AVNRT

Fnu Shailesh, Asif A. Sewani, Hakan Paydak

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Abstract

Slow pathway modification has become the mainstay for the treatment of atrio-ventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT) ablation because of high success rate and low incidence of complications. Our patient had a rare complication of slow pathway modification by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in form of delayed complete heart block, occurring 10 days after the procedure and resolving in 6 weeks to normal conduction. Complete AV block is a rare immediate complication of RFA but can present weeks later. Transient atrio-ventricular (AV) block during the procedure is seen in all patients who develop delayed AV block and these patients should be monitored closely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-713
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Heart Journal
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atrio-ventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Heart block
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Slow pathway (SP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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