PACE, Vol. 35 July 2012 e199

doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2012.03387.x

© 2012 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc

Received June 20, 2011; revised August 20, 2011; accepted December 3, 2011


Cardioversion of Intraatrial Reentrant TachycardiaUsing Rate Response



Vincent C Thomas, MD, Ian H Law, MD, William N Evans, MD



ChildrenŐsHeart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690,Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Email:



Intraatrial reentrant tachycardia (IART) is the most common long-term, surgical arrhythmia sequela inpatients with complex congenital heart disease. The management of IART is challenging. Medications,catheter ablation therapy, and pacemaker therapy have all been utilized as treatment options. Slowertachycardia cycle lengths and 1:1 atrioventricular conduction provide even more challenges with regard to detection and antitachycardia pacing. We describe the use of the rate response feature as a means of

patient-initiated cardioversion.


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