Acute radiodermatitis after radiofrequency catheter ablation.

  • George T Nahass
  • Published 1997 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


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. 


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