The effect of mitral valve surgery on ventricular arrhythmia in patients with bileaflet mitral valve prolapse
Ventricular tachycardia occurs frequently in patients with mitral valve prolapse. If antiarrhythmic drug therapy fails or mitral valve surgery is indicated, concomitant arrhythmia surgery may be considered. This report describes the first clinical use of an atrial transseptally inserted multielectrode basket catheter, placed across the mitral valve, to guide intraoperative mapping and ablation of monomorphic sustained ventricular tachycardia in association with mitral valve prolapse. Endocardial covering and signal quality of this percutaneous mapping catheter were of good quality, allowing an accurate localization of the site of origin of the tachycardia.