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Successful surgical treatment of ventricular tachycardia that induced left ventricular aneurysm in 12-year-old boy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11862166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A surgical treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT) that induced a congenital left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) in a 12-year-old boy was performed. The VT disappeared after epicardial cryoablation and a reinforcement of LVA with a composite patch. Epicardial cryoablation, based on an intraoperative electrophysiologic study (EPS), is effective in treating VT resistant to antiarrhythmia drugs.
H Tsukui; S Hoshino; N Saito; Y Nishiya; K Usuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva pediatrica     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0026-4946     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-25     Completed Date:  2002-06-14     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400740     Medline TA:  Minerva Pediatr     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital, Toyama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation / methods
Coronary Aneurysm / etiology*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / complications*,  surgery*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*

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