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Successful ablation of right atriofascicular pathway guided by pathway potential recording despite catheter-induced mechanical pathway trauma.
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PMID:  20636309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Radiofrequency ablation of right atriofascicular pathways (RAFPs) is frequently complicated by the occurrence of mechanically induced trauma to the pathway by the ablation catheter. Since recording of accessory pathway (AP) potential is critical for achieving successful ablation of RAFP, one may fear that long-lasting mechanically induced trauma to the AP will affect recording of AP potential and thereby adversely affect the procedure outcome. We report a patient with antidromic tachycardia involving an antegrade RAFP. Despite long-lasting catheter trauma to the RAFP, mapping of the tricuspid annulus showed persistent recording of an AP potential that enabled us to continue the procedure and successfully abolish the AP. (PACE 2011; 34:e118-e121).
Bernard Belhassen; Sami Viskin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e118-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
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