Ventricular fibrillation triggered by PVCs from papillary muscles: clinical features and ablation.

@article{Santoro2014VentricularFT,
  title={Ventricular fibrillation triggered by PVCs from papillary muscles: clinical features and ablation.},
  author={Francesco Santoro and Luigi Di Biase and Patrick M. Hranitzky and Javier E. Reyes Sanchez and Pasquale Santangeli and Alessandro Paoletti Perini and John David Burkhardt and Andrea Natale},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={1158-64}
}
BACKGROUND Animal studies showed that papillary muscles can be sources of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in both the left and right ventricle, but this occurrence in humans has been described only in patients with ischemic heart disease. OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of papillary muscle premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) as triggers for VF and… CONTINUE READING