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Initial syncope associated with alternating attacks of supraventricular tachycardia and atrioventricular block long after surgical correction of tricuspid atresia

Kenan Yalta, Can Yontar, Filiz Karadas, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz, Okan Onur Turgut, Ahmet Yilmaz, Alim Erdem, Izzet Tandogan
Cardiol J 2008;15(2):186-188.

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Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
Case Reports
Published online: 2008-02-21

Abstract

The Fontan procedure has become a generic term to define a surgical procedure that orients the systemic venous return directly to the pulmonary arteries, and has been used as a palliative operation for pulmonary atresia, tricuspid atresia, double inlet ventricle and complex single ventricle.
The earliest type of Fontan procedure was a simple atriopulmonary anastomosis between the right atrium and the pulmonary artery. Atrial arrhythmias, particularly atrial flutter and sinus node dysfunction may occur in the early and late postoperative period after simple atriopulmonary anastomosis. The case presented here represents a much delayed occurrence of an initial syncope due to alternating attacks of SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) and second degree heart block on admission 21 years after simple atriopulmonary anastomosis performed for the correction of tricuspid atresia. (Cardiol J 2008; 15: 186-188)

Abstract

The Fontan procedure has become a generic term to define a surgical procedure that orients the systemic venous return directly to the pulmonary arteries, and has been used as a palliative operation for pulmonary atresia, tricuspid atresia, double inlet ventricle and complex single ventricle.
The earliest type of Fontan procedure was a simple atriopulmonary anastomosis between the right atrium and the pulmonary artery. Atrial arrhythmias, particularly atrial flutter and sinus node dysfunction may occur in the early and late postoperative period after simple atriopulmonary anastomosis. The case presented here represents a much delayed occurrence of an initial syncope due to alternating attacks of SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) and second degree heart block on admission 21 years after simple atriopulmonary anastomosis performed for the correction of tricuspid atresia. (Cardiol J 2008; 15: 186-188)
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Keywords

tricuspid atresia; Fontan operation; syncope; atrial arrhythmia

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Title

Initial syncope associated with alternating attacks of supraventricular tachycardia and atrioventricular block long after surgical correction of tricuspid atresia

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 15, No 2 (2008)

Pages

186-188

Published online

2008-02-21

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2008;15(2):186-188.

Keywords

tricuspid atresia
Fontan operation
syncope
atrial arrhythmia

Authors

Kenan Yalta
Can Yontar
Filiz Karadas
Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
Okan Onur Turgut
Ahmet Yilmaz
Alim Erdem
Izzet Tandogan

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