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The origin of epicardial ventricular tachycardia revealed by entrainment from a permanent epicardial left ventricular pacing lead.
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PMID:  20662982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Entrainment From Left Ventricular Pacing Lead. Recognizing ventricular tachycardias (VTs) that require epicardial ablation is desirable, but challenging when prior surgery prevents percutaneous epicardial mapping. This patient had cardiomyopathy, prior cardiac surgery, and VT that failed endocardial ablation. Observing that the Bi-V implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), left ventricular (LV) lead was epicardial to the area of infarct scar, it was used to pace during VT. Entrainment with concealed fusion with long stimulus to QRS interval, consistent with an epicardial VT circuit, was observed. Surgical cryoablation targeting the area around the LV lead eliminated VT. Thus pacing maneuvers from permanent epicardial leads can occasionally help identify an epicardial VT origin.
Keiichi Inada; Jonathan Rosman; Gregory Couper; Usha B Tedrow
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1293-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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