Potential usage of cardioneuroablation in vagally mediated functional atrioventricular block

Aksu T., Guler T. E. , Bozyel S., YALIN K.

SAGE OPEN MEDICINE, vol.7, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/2050312119836308
  • Title of Journal : SAGE OPEN MEDICINE


An increase in parasympathetic tone may be the main cause of some transient or permanent atrioventricular block cases. Some of these patients, defined as vagally mediated functional atrioventricular block, may be severely symptomatic and refractory to conventional therapies and may necessitate cardiac pacing. Cardioneuroablation is a relatively new strategy for management of patients with excessive vagal activation based on radiofrequency catheter ablation of main ganglionated plexi around the heart. Present review was dedicated to discuss potential usage of cardioneuroablation in patients with vagally mediated functional atrioventricular block.