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Nonsurgical transthoracic mapping and ablation in a child with incessant ventricular tachycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10709717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of an 11-month-old child with incessant ventricular tachycardia who underwent two unsuccessful endocardial ablations with standard catheters and in whom the ventricular tachycardia was interrupted only during transthoracic epicardial catheter ablation. This report outlines the usefulness and safety of this novel approach in pediatric patients before surgery when endocardial ablation fails.
E Sosa; M Scanavacca; A d'Avila; F Tondato; R Kunyoshi; J Elias
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1045-3873     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-23     Completed Date:  2000-03-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Electroencephalography / methods*
Endocardium / physiopathology
Follow-Up Studies
Pericardium / physiopathology
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology*,  surgery*

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