Anatomically guided surgery to the AV node. AV nodal skeletonization: experience in 46 patients with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia.

@article{Guiraudon1990AnatomicallyGS,
  title={Anatomically guided surgery to the AV node. AV nodal skeletonization: experience in 46 patients with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia.},
  author={Gerard M. Guiraudon and George J. Klein and Norbert van Hemel and Colette M. Guiraudon and Raymond Yee and Freddy E E Vermeulen},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={461-4; discussion 464-5}
}
We report our combined experience with operative therapy for atrioventricular nodal tachycardia using an anatomically guided procedure. The operative rationale was to dissect the AV node with the intent of modifying perinodal tissues (skeletonization). The anterior septal and posterior septal regions were initially approached epicardially to facilitate… CONTINUE READING