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- Received August 6, 1984
- Revision received November 6, 1984
- Accepted November 27, 1984
- Published online April 1, 1985.
- Michael J. Silka, MD1,
- Paul C. Gillette, MD, FACC*,1,2,
- Arthur Garson Jr., MD, FACC1 and
- Alex Zinner, BME1
- ↵*Address for reprints: Paul C. Gillette, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29425.
A 10 year old patient with right atrial automatic ectopic tachycardia underwent successful transvenous catheter ablation after endocardial mapping. Tachycardia had been present for 7 years before ablation and associated with development of dilated cardiomyopathy. A single 50 J discharge at the point of earliest atrial activation was followed by the establishment of sinus rhythm that remains at 10 months' follow-up. This case represents the first reported successful catheter ablation of an atrial automatic ectopic tachycardia. Specific anatomic factors favoring successful ablation and improvement in technique are discussed.
- Received August 6, 1984.
- Revision received November 6, 1984.
- Accepted November 27, 1984.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation