The evolution of catheter ablation for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardias represents a major advance in the management of cardiac arrhythmias. Excellent results in the majority of patients undergoing the procedure, together with a low rate of early complications and a brief hospitalization, make catheter ablation a highly cost-effective permanent cure. At present, however, its place in relation to alternate therapies in the management of supraventricular tachycardias has not been clearly established owing to unresolved risk-benefit issues. Continuing technical advances will likely enable catheter ablation to be successfully applied to a broader range of cardiac arrhythmias.


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