[Infectious mitral endocarditis after radiofrequency catheter ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway].

@article{Bartolom2001InfectiousME,
  title={[Infectious mitral endocarditis after radiofrequency catheter ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway].},
  author={Fernando Benito Bartolom{\'e} and Cristina S{\'a}nchez Fern{\'a}ndez-Bernal},
  journal={Revista espanola de cardiologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={999-1001}
}
A 2-years-old child with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome associated with life-threatening symptoms underwent radiofrequency ablation of a left lateral accessory pathway. A deflectable 5F bipolar electrode catheter positioned above the atrioventricular groove by transeptal approach was used for ablation. The catheters were repeatedly used after ethylene oxide sterilisation. Although immediate post-ablation echocardiography demonstrated no complications, the patient was readmitted two days later… CONTINUE READING