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Impact of atrioventricular node ablation and pacing therapy on clinical course in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and unstable ventricular tachycardia induced by rapid ventricular response: follow-up study


Petrač, Dubravko; Radić, Berislav; Radeljić, Vjekoslav; Hamel, Duško; Filipović, Jakša
Impact of atrioventricular node ablation and pacing therapy on clinical course in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and unstable ventricular tachycardia induced by rapid ventricular response: follow-up study // Croatian Medical Journal, 46 (2005), 6; 929-935 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Impact of atrioventricular node ablation and pacing therapy on clinical course in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and unstable ventricular tachycardia induced by rapid ventricular response: follow-up study

Autori
Petrač, Dubravko ; Radić, Berislav ; Radeljić, Vjekoslav ; Hamel, Duško ; Filipović, Jakša

Izvornik
Croatian Medical Journal (0353-9504) 46 (2005), 6; 929-935

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
AV node ablation; pacing; permanent atrial fibrillation; unstable ventricular tachycardia

Sažetak
Aim. To evaluate prospectively the impact of atrioventricular (AV) node ablation and consequent pacing therapy on clinical course in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and unstable ventricular tachycardia. Methods. One hunderd four patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and uncontrolled ventricular rate resistant to drug therapy underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation of the AV node and permanent pacemaker implantation. At baseline examination, 14 of them had unstable ventricular tachycardia induced by rapid ventricular response of atrial fibrillation (ventricular tachycardia group). The remaining 90 patients did not have this type of ventricular tachycardia (control group). After ablation, all patients were followed-up without antiarrhythmic agents. The primary end point was sudden cardiac death. Results. Before ablation, patients in ventricular tachycardia group had lower left ventricular ejection fraction (p<0.013), and higher ventricular rate at rest and during daily activities (P<0.001). During the follow-up of 20+-8 months (mean+-standard deviation), the mortality rate of sudden cardiac death at two years was similar among the two groups (7% vs 5%, P=0.703). The observed cardiac and all-cause mortality were significantly higher in ventricular tachycardia group (21% vs 3.6%, P=0.014 ; 28.5% vs 4.4%, P=0.038 ; respectively) due to increased heart failure related mortality (P=0.013). Conclusion. In patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia induced by rapid ventricular response, AV node ablation and pacing therapy have beneficial effect in the elimination of this arrhythmia. It seems that these patient do not need a cardioverter defibrillator therapy.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



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KBC "Sestre Milosrdnice"

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