Anatomic guidance for ablation:Atrial flutter, fibrillation, and outflow tract ventricular tachycardia

Nandini Sehar, Jennifer Mears, Susan Bisco, Sandeep Patel, Nirusha Lachman, Samuel J. Asirvatham

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After initial documentation of excellent efficacy with radiofrequency ablation, this procedure is being performed increasingly in more complex situations and for more difficult arrhythmia. In these circumstances, an accurate knowledge of the anatomic basis for the ablation procedure will help maintain this efficacy and improve safety. In this review, we discuss the relevant anatomy for electrophysiology interventions for typical right atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, and outflow tract ventricular tachycardia. In the pediatric population, maintaining safety is a greater challenge, and here again, knowing the neighboring and regional anatomy of the arrhythmogenic substrate for these arrhythmias may go a long way in preventing complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-356
Number of pages18
JournalIndian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010


  • Ablation
  • Anatomy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Electrophysiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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