Focal atrial tachycardia II: management

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2006 Jul;29(7):769-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2006.00433.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
  • Heart Atria / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Tachycardia / physiopathology*
  • Tachycardia / therapy*


  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents