Atrial fibrillation ablation in cor triatriatum: Value of intracardiac echocardiography

Nisha L. Bhatia, Julie Humphries, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, Komandoor Srivathsan

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Abstract

A 72-year old male, referred for percutaneous atrial fibrillation ablation, was found to have cor triatriatum during routine, pre-procedural transesophageal echocardiography. Accessing the superior pulmonary venous atrium and wide area circumferential ablation was guided by intracardiac echocardiography and performed without complications. The patient remains symptom-free, off antiarrhythmic drug therapy, for 6 months following ablation. In this report, we emphasize the value of using intracardiac echocardiography during catheter ablation in patients with cor triatriatum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation
  • Cor triatriatum
  • Intracardiac echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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