Radiofrequency catheter ablation in infants </=18 months old: when is it done and how do they fare?: short-term data from the pediatric ablation registry.

@article{Blaufox2001RadiofrequencyCA,
  title={Radiofrequency catheter ablation in infants </=18 months old: when is it done and how do they fare?: short-term data from the pediatric ablation registry.},
  author={Andrew T D Blaufox and Gallusser Felix and Jerome Philip Saul},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={104 23},
  pages={
          2803-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the indications, the safety, and the efficacy of pediatric radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in infants. METHODS AND RESULTS Data from the pediatric RFCA registry were reviewed. Between August 1989 and January 1999, 137 infants, defined by age 0 to 1.5 years (median 0.7 years; weight 1.9 to 14.8 kg, median 10 kg), underwent 152 procedures in 27 of 49 registry centers (55%), compared with 5960 noninfants undergoing 6610 procedures… CONTINUE READING

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