Ethanol infusion in the vein of Marshall facilitates mitral isthmus ablation.

@article{BezEscudero2012EthanolII,
  title={Ethanol infusion in the vein of Marshall facilitates mitral isthmus ablation.},
  author={Jos{\'e} L B{\'a}ez-Escudero and Percy Francisco Morales and Amish S. Dave and Christine M Sasaridis and Young-Hoon Kim and Kaoru Okishige and Miguel Valderr{\'a}bano},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={1207-15}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of perimitral flutter (PMF) requires bidirectional mitral isthmus (MI) block, which can be difficult with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). The vein of Marshall (VOM) is located within the MI. OBJECTIVE To test whether VOM ethanol infusion could help achieve MI block. METHODS Perimitral conduction was studied in patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING