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Successful catheter ablation of left ventricular epicardial tachycardia originating from the great cardiac vein: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18037758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient underwent radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation for a drug-refractory ventricular tachycardia, but RF energy application at an endocardial site of the left ventricular outflow tract and at the left sinus of Valsalva could not eliminate the tachycardia. The earliest ventricular activation during the arrhythmia, which preceded the onset of the QRS complex by 32 ms, was found within the great cardiac vein and complete elimination of the tachycardia was finally achieved with RF application at that site.
Kenichi Kaseno; Hiroshi Tada; Shinichi Tanaka; Koji Goto; Miki Yokokawa; Shigeki Hiramatsu; Shigeto Naito; Shigeru Oshima; Koichi Taniguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1346-9843     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2008-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1983-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Gunma Prefectural Cardiovascular Center, Maebashi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Coronary Vessels / surgery*
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology,  surgery
Sinus of Valsalva / surgery
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology,  surgery*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology,  surgery

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