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Use of Ventricular Synchronized Triggered Atrial Pacing to Facilitate Hemodynamic Support During Mapping and Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Vachycardia.
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PMID:  21371159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Use of VSTAP to Facilitate Hemodynamic Support. The ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) is challenging and frequently requires alternative mapping techniques or the use of percutaneous mechanical support devices. Loss of atrioventricular synchrony contributes to hemodynamic compromise during VT. In order to facilitate successful mapping and ablation of unstable VT, we employed ventricular synchronized triggered atrial pacing (VSTAP) at 50% of the RR interval. In this case, triggered atrial pacing permitted activation mapping and, subsequently, successful ablation of the patient's unstable VT. Thus, VSTAP is a readily available and noninvasive technique that may provide adequate hemodynamic support during catheter ablation of unstable VT. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. pp. 1-5).
Jonathan P Piccini; Jason I Koontz; Kevin P Jackson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Cardiac Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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