Document Detail

Successful catheter ablation of focal ventricular fibrillation in a patient with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20408966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 64-year-old man with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and a biventricular defibrillator presented with recurrent ventricular fibrillation (VF) and defibrillator shocks. Evaluation of the intracardiac electrograms from his defibrillator demonstrated the consistent initiation of VF by unifocal premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). Noncontact mapping demonstrated the origin of the PVC to be near the left ventricular outflow tract toward the mitral valve ring. Several applications of radiofrequency at this position led to complete cessation of PVCs and prevented further VF. He has not had any further ventricular arrhythmias or defibrillator discharges during follow-up. (PACE 2011; 34:e38-e42).
Senthil Kirubakaran; Jaswinder Gill; Christopher A Rinaldi
Related Documents :
9153046 - Objective measurements for guiding initiation, sequencing, and discontinuation of life-...
9727666 - A decade of clinical trial developments in postmyocardial infarction, congestive heart ...
25465496 - Is there a right place to pace the right ventricle? evaluation of apical and septal pos...
7882486 - Truncated biphasic pulses for transthoracic defibrillation.
8901736 - Effects of chordal disruption on regional left ventricular torsional deformation.
12399256 - Basis for the cardiac-related rhythm in muscle sympathetic nerve activity of humans.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e38-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Cardiothoracic Department, Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  An unusual source of electromagnetic interference: a device-device interaction.
Next Document:  Atrial tachycardia as a proarrhythmic effect of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrioventricula...