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Radiofrequency catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia associated with systemic sclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22323872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systemic sclerosis (SS) is a connective tissue disease and cardiac involvement is common. Primary cardiac involvement such as conduction system disturbances and arrhythmias can also occur. However, reports of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) are rare. We report a case of catheter ablation of sustained ventricular tachycardia in a patient with systemic sclerosis using a conventional mapping system. A 64-yr-old woman with a 10-yr history of SS was referred for management of her ventricular tachycardia. There was no structural abnormality in cardiac chambers. However, electrophysiologic study revealed electrical substrate of ventricular tachycardia which could be ablated with pacemapping and substrate mapping. This case demonstrated successful conventional mapping and catheter ablation in a hemodynamically unstable patient with SS.
Hoe-Hoon Chung; Jin-Bae Kim; Sung-Hoon Hong; Hong-Joo Lee; Boyoung Joung; Moon-Hyoung Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean medical science     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1598-6357     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Korean Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-10     Completed Date:  2012-05-31     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703518     Medline TA:  J Korean Med Sci     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Middle Aged
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*,  diagnosis*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology*,  physiopathology,  surgery*

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