A new method to induce topical cooling of the right atrium for treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia: an experimental study.


Supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVT) such as sinus tachycardia and atrial dysrhythmia is a life-threatening problem in the period immediately following an open-heart operation. Because of their negative inotropic effects, antiarrhythmic agents are not recommended for patients with low cardiac output syndrome. A device was developed that topically cools… (More)


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