Long-term follow-up after radiofrequency ablation of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in patients with tachycardia-induced atrial fibrillation

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Dec 15;80(12):1609-10. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00753-4.


Four of 12 patients (33%) with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) and tachycardia-induced atrial fibrillation (AF) had recurrences of paroxysmal AF after successful catheter ablation of the PSVT. This study demonstrates that AF often remains a problem after radiofrequency catheter ablation of PSVT in patients with tachycardia-induced AF, and it may not be possible to predict in which patients this will be the case.

MeSH terms

  • Atrial Fibrillation / etiology*
  • Catheter Ablation*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Recurrence
  • Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / complications
  • Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / surgery*
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular / complications
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular / surgery*