Previous therapy with amiodarone increases the recurrence rate in successfully ablated patients with isthmus-dependent atrial flutter.

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Ablation of isthmus-dependent atrial flutter in patients previously medicated with antiarrhythmic drugs may cause functional isthmus block during ablation, and subsequent discontinuation of therapy may lead to incomplete isthmus block (and recurrence). This may be particularly important if the drugs previously used have long plasma half-lives (and washout… (More)

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@article{Ventura2004PreviousTW, title={Previous therapy with amiodarone increases the recurrence rate in successfully ablated patients with isthmus-dependent atrial flutter.}, author={M Rita Ventura and Lu{\'i}s Elvas and Lu{\'i}s Augusto Provid{\^e}ncia}, journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology}, year={2004}, volume={23 10}, pages={1303-11} }