Radiofrequency catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia associated with systemic sclerosis

Hoe Hoon Chung, Jin Bae Kim, Sung Hoon Hong, Hong Joo Lee, Boyoung Joung, Moon Hyoung Lee

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Systemic sclerosis (SS) is a connective tissue disease and cardiac involvement is common. Primary cardiac involvement such as conduction system disturbances and arrhythmias can also occur. However, reports of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) are rare. We report a case of catheter ablation of sustained ventricular tachycardia in a patient with systemic sclerosis using a conventional mapping system. A 64-yr-old woman with a 10-yr history of SS was referred for management of her ventricular tachycardia. There was no structural abnormality in cardiac chambers. However, electrophysiologic study revealed electrical substrate of ventricular tachycardia which could be ablated with pacemapping and substrate mapping. This case demonstrated successful conventional mapping and catheter ablation in a hemodynamically unstable patient with SS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 22


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  • Medicine(all)

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