Clinical ventricular tachycardia and surgical epicardial ICD implantation in a patient with a Fontan operation for double-inlet left ventricle


Agir A. A. , Celikyurt U. , KARAÜZÜM K. , Yilmaz I., Ozbudak E., Bozyel S., et al.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, cilt.25, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5830/cvja-2014-057
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA

Özet

The Fontan operation is the primary surgical technique used for palliation of patients with single-ventricle physiology. Arrhythmias are frequently observed and associated with morbidity and mortality in Fontan patients. The frequency of arrhythmias after the Fontan procedure increases over time and it was reported to reach 50% in a 20-year follow up. Atrial tachyarrhythmias, especially atrial tachycardia and sinus bradycardia, are most frequently observed in these patients. Ventricular arrhythmias are rarely observed.