Cryosurgical modification of retrograde atrioventricular conduction. Implications for the surgical treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia.

@article{Holman1986CryosurgicalMO,
  title={Cryosurgical modification of retrograde atrioventricular conduction. Implications for the surgical treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia.},
  author={William L. Holman and Masatoshi Ikeshita and J. G. Lease and Peter K. Smith and Gary K. Lofland and James L. Cox},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={
          826-34
        }
}
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia resulting from atrioventricular nodal reentry is a common arrhythmia that usually responds to medical therapy. When atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia is refractory to medical therapy, cryoablation or endocardial catheter ablation of the His bundle has been employed to protect the ventricles from the tachycardia. However, these techniques necessitate implantation of a permanent ventricular pacemaker. A cryosurgical procedure that ablates the… CONTINUE READING