Acute radiodermatitis after radiofrequency catheter ablation

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 May;36(5 Pt 2):881-4. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(97)70047-1.


Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is used in the treatment of a variety of arrhythmias. This report describes the development of acute radiodermatitis after two prolonged RF catheter ablation procedures for supraventricular tachycardia. It also reviews the characteristics and treatment of radiation-induced skin reactions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Catheter Ablation / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Radiodermatitis / etiology*
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular / surgery*