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Cardiac resynchronization therapy after atrioventricular node ablation for rapid atrial fibrillation in a heart transplant recipient with late allograft dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20227300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the successful use of cardiac resynchronization therapy in an orthotopic heart transplant recipient with late graft dysfunction, severe heart failure, and atrial fibrillation requiring atrioventricular node ablation. This case highlights the potential role for cardiac resynchronization therapy in orthotopic heart transplant recipients with systolic dysfunction and heart failure, especially in the setting of forced right ventricular pacing. Despite potentially different mechanisms of left ventricular dysfunction, biventricular pacing should be considered for allograft recipients with conventional indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Justin A Mariani; Michael A McDonald; Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar; John D Parker; Heather J Ross
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1557-3117     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Lung Transplant.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-25     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102703     Medline TA:  J Heart Lung Transplant     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  704-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Atrioventricular Node / surgery*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial*
Catheter Ablation*
Heart Failure / surgery
Heart Transplantation / adverse effects*
Primary Graft Dysfunction / etiology*
Grant Support
//Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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