Intra-atrial conduction block along the mitral valve annulus during accessory pathway ablation: evidence for a left atrial "isthmus".

@article{Luria2001IntraatrialCB,
  title={Intra-atrial conduction block along the mitral valve annulus during accessory pathway ablation: evidence for a left atrial "isthmus".},
  author={David Luria and Jan Němec and Susan P. Etheridge and Steven J. Compton and Richard C. Klein and Sumeet S Chugh and Thomas M. Munger and Win Kuang Shen and Douglas L. Packer and Arshad Jahangir and Robert F. Rea and Stephen C. Hammill and Paul A. Friedman},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={
          744-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION We observed a change in the atrial activation sequence during radiofrequency (RF) energy application in patients undergoing left accessory pathway (AP) ablation. This occurred without damage to the AP and in the absence of a second AP or alternative arrhythmia mechanism. We hypothesized that block in a left atrial "isthmus" of tissue between the mitral annulus and a left inferior pulmonary vein was responsible for these findings. METHODS AND RESULTS Electrophysiologic studies of… CONTINUE READING

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