Nonpharmacologic control of postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias using AV nodal fat pad stimulation in a young animal open heart surgical model.

TitleNonpharmacologic control of postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias using AV nodal fat pad stimulation in a young animal open heart surgical model.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMoak JP, Mercader MA, He D, Trachiotis G, Langert J, Blicharz A, Montaque E, Li X, Cheng YI, McCarter R, Bornzin GA, Martin GR, Jonas RA
JournalCirculation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology
Volume6
Issue3
Pagination641-7
Date Published2013 Jun
Abstract

Supraventricular arrhythmias (junctional ectopic tachycardia [JET] and atrial tachyarrhythmias) frequently complicate recovery from open heart surgery in children and can be difficult to manage. Medical treatment of JET can result in significant morbidity. Our goal was to develop a nonpharmacological approach using autonomic stimulation of selective fat pad (FP) regions of the heart in a young canine model of open heart surgery to control 2 common postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias.

DOI10.1155/2013/216107
Alternate JournalCirc Arrhythm Electrophysiol