We Know What the Cardiac Surgeon Did During Last Hybrid Arrhythmia Procedure

Narendra Kumar*, Laurent Pison, Sandro Gelsomino, Ismail Aksoy, Mark La Meir, Jos Maessen

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Abstract

Superior vena cava (SVC) is an important source of origin of atrial fibrillation (AF) triggers other than a pulmonary vein. Because of the proximity of SVC-aorta ganglionic plexi to the SVC and the extension of myocardium in the SVC from the right atrium, SVC frequently becomes an important source of ectopic beats initiating AF. The potential complications of SVC isolation may include sinus node injury. Sinus node isolation was observed in a patient who had undergone previous surgical isolation of SVC for AF, while attempting to ablate endocardially, near the superior part of interatrial septum for an atrial tachycardia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Surgical ablation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Minimally invasive
  • Complication
  • Superior vena cava
  • Sinus node

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