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Magnetic navigation and catheter ablation of right atrial ectopic tachycardia in the presence of a hemi-azygos continuation: a magnetic navigation case using 3D electroanatomical mapping.
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PMID:  18662184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: We report on a 63-year-old female patient in whom an electrophysiologic study discovered a hemi-azygos continuation. Using the magnetic navigation system, remote-controlled ablation was performed in conjunction with the 3D electroanatomical mapping system. METHODS AND RESULTS: Failing the attempt to advance a diagnostic catheter from the femoral vein, a diagnostic catheter was advanced via the left subclavian vein into the coronary sinus. The soft magnetic catheter was positioned in the right atrium via the hemi-azygos vein, and 3D mapping demonstrated an ectopic atrial tachycardia. Successful ablation was performed entirely remote controlled. Fluoroscopy time was only 7.1 minutes, of which 45 seconds were required during remote navigation. CONCLUSION: Remote-controlled catheter ablation using magnetic navigation in conjunction with the electroanatomical mapping system proved to be a valuable tool to perform successful ablation in the presence of a hemi-azygos continuation.
Sabine Ernst; Julian K R Chun; Buelent Koektuerk; Karl-Heinz Kuck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Body Surface Potential Mapping / methods*
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Heart Atria
Heart Conduction System / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Magnetics / methods*
Middle Aged
Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods
Tachycardia, Ectopic Atrial / diagnosis*,  surgery*

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