Ablation supraventrikulärer Tachykardien: Komplikationen und Notfälle

Translated title of the contribution: Ablation of supraventricular tachycardias: Complications and emergencies

N. Sawan, C. Eitel, H. Thiele, R. Tilz*

*Corresponding author for this work
2 Citations (Scopus)


Catheter ablation is an established treatment of supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) with high success rates of > 95 %. Complication rates range from 3 to 5 %, with serious complications occurring in about 0.8 %. There are general complications caused either by the vascular access or the catheters (e. g. hematomas, hemo-pneumothorax, embolism, thrombosis and aspiration) und specific ablation related complications (e. g. AV block during ablation of the slow pathway). The complication risk is elevated in elderly and multimorbid patients. Furthermore, the experience of the treating physician and the respective team plays an essential role. The purpose of this article is to give an overview on incidences, causes and management as well as prevention strategies of complications associated with catheter ablation of SVT.

Translated title of the contributionAblation of supraventricular tachycardias: Complications and emergencies
Original languageGerman
JournalHerzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2016


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