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Coronary artery spasm during radiofrequency ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20155415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 16-year-old female patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and supraventricular tachycardia underwent radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of an accessory pathway in the left lateral area. During RF ablation she developed reversible ST segment elevation secondary to coronary artery spasm. Coronary angiography demonstrated the ablation catheter in close proximity to the circumflex coronary artery, with no evidence of coronary artery injury. Subsequently, conduction by way of the accessory pathway was successfully eliminated with cryoablation with no further coronary spasm or injury.
David S Spar; Eric S Silver; Allan J Hordof; Alejandro Torres; Leonardo Liberman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-17     Completed Date:  2010-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  724-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vasospasm / etiology*,  physiopathology
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology,  surgery
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / physiopathology,  surgery*
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / physiopathology,  surgery*

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