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Catheter ablation of focal atrial tachycardia from the aortic cusp: the role of electroanatomic mapping and intracardiac echocardiography.
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PMID:  21138448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Catheter ablation of periatrioventricular (peri-AV) nodal atrial tachycardias (AT) from the noncoronary aortic cusp (NCC) can be challenging due to the close proximity of the AV node In such cases, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) together with three-dimensional mapping system can be helpful in guiding the ablation catheter and in assessing the anatomic relationship of the aorta to the surrounding structures. We report two patients with AT originating near the AV node who underwent successful catheter ablation from the NCC. ICE proved useful in positioning the ablation catheter within the aortic cusps. Electroanatomic mapping enabled tagging the earliest activation site and renavigation back. (PACE 2013; 36:e19-e22).
Authors:
Hanka Mlčochová; Dan Wichterle; Petr Peichl; Josef Kautzner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e19-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
From the Department of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic.
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