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Epicardial ablation for prevention of ventricular fibrillation in a patient with Brugada Syndrome.
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PMID:  24931179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We present the case of a 60-year-old woman with Brugada syndrome, permanent type 1 electrocardiographic pattern, who had previously received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. She suffered frequent syncopal episodes and multiple appropriate shocks (around five per month) due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation, refractory to quinidine therapy. Combined epicardial and endocardial electroanatomical mapping was performed with a view to substrate ablation. An area of abnormal fractionated electrograms, lasting up to 370 ms and up to 216 ms after the end of the surface QRS, was identified in the epicardium in the lower anterior part of the right ventricular outflow tract. Extensive epicardial ablation of this area, which eliminated the fractionated electrograms, led to the disappearance of the Brugada electrocardiographic pattern six weeks after ablation. Despite discontinuation of quinidine, no further ventricular arrhythmias occurred during follow-up, which is still of short duration.
Nuno Cortez-Dias; Rui Plácido; Liliana Marta; Ana Bernardes; Sílvia Sobral; Luís Carpinteiro; João de Sousa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2174-2030     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Port Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-6-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710716     Medline TA:  Rev Port Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Vernacular Title:
Ablação epicárdica para prevenção da fibrilhação ventricular em doente com síndrome de Brugada.
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