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Successful catheter ablation of focal ventricular fibrillation in a patient with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
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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
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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    
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©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Cardiothoracic Department, Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.
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