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Focal source of atrial fibrillation arising from the ostium of the inferior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15914958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient presented with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) caused by focal rapid discharges arising from the ostium of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Surface ECG showed typical features of AF and flutter when rapid activation at the IVC ostium was conducted to the right atrium in a 1-to-1 and 2-to-1 fashion, respectively. Discrete radiofrequency energy applications at the medial ostium of the IVC completely eliminated the atrial tachyarrhythmias.
Teiichi Yamane; Hidekazu Miyazaki; Keiichi Inada; Seiichiro Matsuo; Satoru Miyanaga; Taro Date; Kunihiko Abe; Ken-ichi Sugimoto; Seibu Mochizuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1346-9843     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-25     Completed Date:  2005-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  756-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Vena Cava, Inferior / physiopathology*

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