Disclosure: Dr. Kurt Roberts-Thomson and Dr. Peter Kistler are the recipients of a Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.
Focal Atrial Tachycardia II: Management
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2006
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 29, Issue 7, pages 769–778, July 2006
How to Cite
ROBERTS-THOMSON, K. C., KISTLER, P. M. and KALMAN, J. M. (2006), Focal Atrial Tachycardia II: Management. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 29: 769–778. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2006.00433.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2006
- Received June 27, 2005; revised September 21, 2005; accepted October 12, 2005.
- focal atrial;
- radio frequency ablation;
Over the last decade there have been significant changes in the treatment of focal atrial tachycardia (AT). This review concentrates on the different approaches to the treatment of focal AT. Initial therapies included antiarrhythmic medications and surgery. However, with the advent of radiofrequency ablation, and the poor efficacy of pharmacological therapy, there has been a shift toward a primary ablative approach. Several different mapping techniques have been proposed. The different techniques, including P-wave morphology and advanced three-dimensional mapping, are discussed in this review.