TY - CHAP A1 - Charles Kik A2 - Ad J.J.C. Bogers ED1 - Takumi Yamada Y1 - 2012-03-30 PY - 2012 T1 - Surgical Maze Procedures for Atrial Arrhythmias in Univentricular Hearts, from Maze History to Conversion-Fontan N2 - Heart rates are normally controlled by a natural pacemaker, the sinus node, and normal heart rhythm is called sinus rhythm. Tachycardia is defined as a faster heart rhythm than normal sinus rhythm. Tachycardias can cause symptoms such as palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue, which reduce the quality of life. Fast tachycardias can cause hemodynamic collapse and sudden cardiac death. The causes, mechanisms, and origins of tachycardias are various. The diagnosis of tachycardias is made by electrocardiograms and electrophysiological testing. Tachycardias can be managed and treated by pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. This book covers these concerns from basic and clinical points of view and will lead to a further understanding and improvement in the clinical outcomes of tachycardias. BT - Tachycardia SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27954 DO - 10.5772/27954 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-22 ER -