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Mitral isthmus block in a case of persistent left superior vena cava.
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PMID:  20653807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Mitral Isthmus Block in Superior Vena Cava.  Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC), an uncommon venous anomaly, could be an arrhythmogenic source of atrial fibrillation. Multiple electrical connections were reported between the LSVC and the left atrium, which may negatively impact the achievement of conduction block during linear ablation of left mitral isthmus. We describe a case with perimitral atrial flutter (AFL) in a patient with isolated LSVC. AFL was successfully treated and complete perimitral conduction block was achieved following a lengthy epicardial radiofrequency application. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. 22, pp. 343-345, March 2011).
Shinsuke Miyazaki; Nicolas Derval; Ashok Shah; Olivier Xhaet; Michel Haïssaguerre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France.
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