Ablation of post transplant atrial flutter and pseudo-fibrillation using magnetic navigation via a superior approach

Roderick Tung, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Ravi Mandapati

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Abstract

Ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus flutter and atrial tachycardia in a complex substrate has never been reported using remote navigation via superior approach. Venous access was obtained via right internal jugular for ablation and left subclavian for duodecapolar catheter placement into the coronary sinus. In a posttransplant patient presenting with both regular and irregular tachycardia, both cavotricuspid isthmus flutter in the donor and atrial tachycardia in the recipient was mapped using a two catheter approach. Successful ablation of typical atrial flutter and anastomotic block was achieved. This is the first report of successful ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus flutter and posttransplant atrial tachycardia using magnetic navigation via superior approach. Using only two catheters, this approach is logical and feasible in complex substrates with interrupted inferior venous access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ablation
  • Magnetic navigation
  • Post transplant
  • Pseudo-fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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