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A 30-year-old female asked:

What is the success rate of ablation of atrial tachycardia?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Great question: It's variable depending on location (left vs right sided). Talk to the electrophysiologist who would perform to get best information specific.
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Atrial Tachy (AT): It depends on the frequency/duration of the at. Infrequent episodes - follow or treat with meds - av nodal or antiarrhythmic drugs. Frequent episodes consider ablation if meds fail. Sometimes difficult to induce at ep study and cannot ablate due to need to MAP out the arrhythmia. Success rates in the area of 70-80% if frequent and not multifocal - coming from multiple areas. Ep md.
Last updated May 11, 2019

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