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Chaotic atrial tachycardia-related ventricular fibrillation in a 2-month-old baby with Wolff-Pakinson-White syndrome

  • Jae K. Ko (a1), Young H. Kim (a1) and In S. Park (a1)

Abstract

A 2-month-old baby was resuscitated from ventricular fibrillation attributed to a concurrent chaotic atrial tachycardia with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of an accessory pathway. Throughout the 4-year follow-up after the procedure, the boy remained free of any drugs, was in sinus rhythm without ventricular pre-excitation and his growth and development were normal.

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Correspondence to: Jae Kon Ko, MD, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 388-1 Pungnap-2dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea. Tel: 82 2 3010 3375; Fax: 82 2 473 3725; E-mail: jgko@amc.seoul.kr

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