Korean J Pediatr.  2006 Sep;49(9):930-936. 10.3345/kjp.2006.49.9.930.

Nonpharmacological treatment of arrhythmia

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. eunjbae@plaza.snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Although antiarrhythmic medication has been the main treatment modality for arrhythmia in children, in recent decades technological development and computerization have made great advances in nonpharmacological therapy. This article reviews the transcatheter radiofrequency ablation for tachycardia in children, recent advances of device therapy for bradycardia, antitachycardia pacing, implantable cardioverter defibrillator. As a new field of device therapy, cardiac resynchronization therapy for congestive heart failure is also mentioned.

Keyword

Arrhythmia; Ablation; Pacemater
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