Arrhythmia Surgery for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Barbara J. Deal*, Constantine Mavroudis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Patients with repaired or unrepaired congenital heart anomalies are at increased risk for arrhythmia development throughout their lives, often paralleling the need for reoperations for hemodynamic residua. The ability to incorporate arrhythmia surgery into reoperations can result in improvement in functional class and decreased need for antiarrhythmic medications. Every reoperation for congenital heart disease can be viewed as an opportunity to assess the electrical and arrhythmia substrates and to intervene to improve the arrhythmias and the hemodynamic condition of the patient. The authors review and summarize the operative techniques for arrhythmia surgery that are based on the arrhythmia mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-340
Number of pages12
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Ebstein anomaly
  • Univentricular physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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