Successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia originating from underneath the mechanical prosthetic aortic valve

Academic Article


  • A 67-year-old man who developed sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) 4 years after a prosthetic aortic valve replacement, underwent electrophysiologic testing and catheter ablation. The mechanism of the VT was suggested to be triggered activity because the VT could be induced by programmed ventricular stimulation, and burst ventricular pacing demonstrated overdrive suppression without a transient entrainment. Successful catheter ablation using a transseptal approach was achieved underneath the mechanical prosthetic aortic valve on the blind side for that approach. This case demonstrated that catheter mapping and ablation of the entire LV using a transseptal approach might be possible. © 2008, The Authors.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 20688246
  • Author List

  • Yamada T; McElderry HT; Doppalapudi H; Neal Kay G
  • Start Page

  • 618
  • End Page

  • 620
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 5