Successful percutaneous epicardial catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia arising from the crux of the heart in a patient with prior coronary artery bypass grafting

Naoki Yoshida, Takumi Yamada

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Abstract

A 63-year-old man with a history of remote inferior myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) underwent catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT). Epicardial catheter ablation of the VT was successful at the crux of the heart despite limited mapping within the pericardial space due to pericardial adhesion. Percutaneous subxiphoidal pericardial approach is usually impossible in patients with a history of open heart surgery due to pericardial adhesions. This report suggested that epicardial VT arising from the crux of the heart could be successfully treated by catheter ablation via subxiphoidal pericardial approach despite pericardial adhesions complicated by prior CABG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Arrhythmia
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
No financial support was provided for this study.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 The Authors

Keywords

  • Crux of the heart
  • Epicardial catheter ablation
  • Open heart surgery
  • Pericardial adhesion
  • Ventricular tachycardia

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