Radiofrequency ablation for common supraventricular tachycardias other than atrial fibrillation

Chad Royster, Sheila Melander

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Radiofrequency ablation revolutionized treatment of multiple cardiac arrhythmias. The hottest current topic is ablative treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, other supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) deserve attention. This article describes mechanisms of SVT, psychological implications, concepts of ablation, and the role of ablation in treatment of SVT besides AF. Radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment method with relatively few complications. Arrhythmias should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with a variety of signs and symptoms. Prompt appropriate diagnosis and referral for cure lessen the disease burden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Electrophysiology
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Supraventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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