Focal atrial tachycardia arising from the inferior vena cava

Yeong Min Lim, Jae Sun Uhm, huinam pak

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The inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare site of focal atrial tachycardia (AT). Here, we report a 20-year-old woman who underwent catheter ablation for anti-arrhythmic drug-resistant AT originating from the IVC. She had undergone open-heart surgery for patch closure of an atrial septal defect 17 years previously and permanent pacemaker implantation for sinus node dysfunction 6 years previously. The AT focus was at the anterolateral aspect of the IVC-right atrial junction, and it was successfully ablated under three-dimensional electroanatomical-mapping guidance. We suspect that the mechanism of this tachycardia was associated with previous IVC cannulation for open-heart surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-887
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1

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Inferior Vena Cava
Tachycardia
Thoracic Surgery
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Catheter Ablation
Atrial Heart Septal Defects
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Catheterization
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Lim, Yeong Min ; Uhm, Jae Sun ; pak, huinam. / Focal atrial tachycardia arising from the inferior vena cava. In: Yonsei medical journal. 2017 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. 884-887.
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Focal atrial tachycardia arising from the inferior vena cava. / Lim, Yeong Min; Uhm, Jae Sun; pak, huinam.

In: Yonsei medical journal, Vol. 58, No. 4, 01.07.2017, p. 884-887.

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