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Cardiac anatomy for the interventional arrhythmologist: I.terminology and fluoroscopic projections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20059709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac anatomy is complex and its understanding is essential for the interventional arrhythmologist. The first difficulty is the terminology used to describe the location of sites of mapping and ablation. For many years, electrophysiologists have named these positions following the conventional electrocardiographical vocabulary, or the terminology used by surgeons performing arrhythmic surgery. This traditional nomenclature, however, failed to take note of the crucial principle of considering the location of the heart in the human body as viewed in its erect position. In other words, it had failed to use an attitudinally appropriate terminology. Almost 10 years ago, a new attitudinal nomenclature was proposed for the right and left atrioventricular junctions. In this first of a series of reviews of cardiac anatomy as seen by the interventional arrhythmologist, we discuss the role of attitudinally appropriate terminology, and relate this to the projections used for cardiac fluoroscopy, fluorography, and angiography. Throughout our series of reviews, we will illustrate the value of The Visible Human Slice and Surface Server in facilitating the understanding of the fluoroscopic anatomy. (PACE 2010; 497-507).
Jerónimo Farré; Robert H Anderson; José A Cabrera; Damián Sánchez-Quintana; José M Rubio; Juan Benezet-Mazuecos; Silvia Del Castillo; Ester Macía
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-06     Completed Date:  2010-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-507     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Fundación Jiménez Díaz-Capio, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / physiopathology*
Catheter Ablation
Coronary Angiography
Heart / anatomy & histology*,  radiography*
Heart Conduction System / anatomy & histology,  radiography
Models, Anatomic

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