Endomyocardial biopsy guided by electroanatomic voltage mapping in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: A case report

Andrea Avella, Augusto Pappalardo, Giulia D'Amati, Antonio Dello Russo, Francesco Laurenzi, Massimiliano Mancini, Federica Re, Elisabetta Zachara, Paolo Zecchi, Claudio Tondo

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Abstract

Endomyocardial Biopsy Guided by Voltage Mapping. A positive endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is a major diagnostic criterion for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Nevertheless, its sensitivity is low due to the focal nature of the disease. Moreover, myocardial samples are usually taken from the uncommonly involved interventricular septum to minimize the risk of perforation. In this report, we describe a novel bioptical approach for ARVC diagnosis guided by the identification of right ventricle (RV) affected regions by means of electroanatomical voltage mapping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-993
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Diagnosis
  • Electroanatomic mapping
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Right ventricle
  • Substrate mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology

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