Radiofrequency catheter ablation of left atrial tachycardia originating within the pulmonary vein in a patient with dextrocardia

Robert Hatala, Christian Weiss, Dietmar H. Koschyk, Jürgen Siebels, Riccardo Cappato, Karl Heinz Kuck

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Abstract

A case is presented of a 38-year-old male with dextrocardia in whom radiofrequency current ablation of an incessant atrial tachycardia originating within the infero-lateral pulmonary vein was achieved. Activation mapping with detection of the earliest atrial activation was used for identification of the arrhythmogenic focus. In addition to fluoroscopy, transesophageal echocardiography was used for catheter guidance during the transseptal puncture. The present experience suggests that location of an arrhythmogenic focus within the pulmonary venous system should be considered whenever early atrial activation during ectopic atrial tachycardia is recorded at the junction between the left atrium and the pulmonary veins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1002
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • catheter ablation
  • dextrocardia
  • ectopic atrial tachycardia
  • pulmonary vein
  • radiofrequency current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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