Sinus node injury as a result of superior vena cava isolation during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The ectopic foci originating from superior vena cava (SVC) may act as triggers in the occurrence and perpetuation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Unfortunately, the SVC isolation may result in potential dysfunction of sinus node. Furthermore, little is known about the occurrence of sinus node injury complicated by the SVC isolation. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02903.x

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@article{Chen2011SinusNI, title={Sinus node injury as a result of superior vena cava isolation during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.}, author={Gang Chen and Jian Zeng Dong and Xing Peng Liu and Xin Zhang and De Yong Long and Cai Hua Sang and Man Ning and Ri-bo Tang and Chen Xi Jiang and Chang Sheng Ma}, journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE}, year={2011}, volume={34 2}, pages={163-70} }