J Med Assoc Thai 2000; 83 (11):28

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Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation: 5 Years Experience at Siriraj Hospital
Raungratanaamporn O Mail, Bhuripanyo K , Sriratanastavorn C , Kriuayaphong R , Soongswang J , Chaithiraphan S

KIERTUAI BHURIPANYO, M.D.,*,
RUNGROJ KRITTAYAPHONG, M.D.**,
SUPHACHAI CHAITHIRAPHAN, M.D.**
Between February 1995 to May 2000, 626 consecutive patients underwent radiofrequency
catheter ablation for various types of cardiac arrhythmia. The mean age was 41 years, range 1-85
years. Mapping and ablation were guided by intracardiac electrogram and anatomical approaches.
The initial success, compliction, recurrent and final success rates are shown below :-
WPW AVRT
AT
AFl
AVNRT PVC
VT
AF
Initial success (%)
95
100
83
91
100
89
95
81
Complication (%)
2.1
4.6
7.1
8.8
6.0
7.7
1.4
25
Recurrence(%)
9
4
13
6
1
11
II
6
Final success(%)
93
99
77
88
100
89
91
75
Conclusion, RFCA is an effective treatment and should be considered as first line
treatment for certain tachyarrhythmia.
Key word
: Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation, Cardiac Arrhythmia
RAUNGRATANAAMPORN 0, BHURIPANYO K, SRIRATANASTAVORN C,
KRITTAYAPHONG R, SOONGSWANG J, CHAITHIRAPHAN

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