Editorial Focal Atrial Tachycardias and Atrial Flutter: Are they Hot Enough to Make a Thematic Issue?
- Vassil Traykov, MD. (Guest Editor)
- Current cardiology reviews
Focal atrial tachycardias arising from the atrial appendages and the aortic sinuses of Valsalva are less frequently encountered in clinical practice. This review article describes the clinical presentation, surface P wave morphology, electrophysiologic characteristics and treatment of these arrhythmias. Catheter ablation of these focal tachycardias has a high success rate. It is however important to be aware of specific anatomic considerations in these locations for optimal treatment outcomes with low complication rates.