Effect of operator experience on outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory pathways

Hugh Calkins, Rafel El-Atassi, Steven J. Kalbfleisch, Jonathan J. Langberg, Fred Morady

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Abstract

Radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory pathways has been shown to be safe and effective, and is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia involving a concealed accessory pathway.1-6 Because radiofrequency catheter ablation requires skill in mapping and catheter manipulation, the outcome is at least in part operator-dependent. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of operator experience on the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation of accessory pathways by analyzing the changes in efficacy and duration of the procedure as experience increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1104-1105
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume71
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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