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Complex cardiac anatomy and catheter access: the role of imaging in patients referred for catheter ablation.
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PMID:  21447516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 66-year-old man with Kartagener's syndrome, situs inversus totalis, and recurrent supraventricular tachycardia and a 49-year-old man with atrial fibrillation and drug-refractory rapid ventricular rate response were referred for catheter ablation. In the first case, the mirrored anatomy of the right atrium was reconstructed using three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping, which guided successful ablation of a typical atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. In the second case, computerized tomography showed the presence of left atrial isomerism with interruption of the inferior vena cava and azygous continuation into the superior vena cava, guiding advancement of the ablation catheter for access into the positionally right atrial ablation site. These cases illustrate the role of imaging in patients with unusual anatomy of the cardiac chambers and major blood vessels guiding optimal catheter access for catheter ablation.
Laurent M Haegeli; Matthias Greutmann; Thomas Wolber; Philippe Appenzeller; Oliver Gaemperli; Corinna Brunckhorst; Thomas F Lüscher; Firat Duru
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Clinic for Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Zurich, Switzerland.
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