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Title: Biosense mapping for ablation of ventricular tachycardia in cardiomyopathy
Authors: Kiertijai Bhuripanyo
Ongkarn Raungratanaamporn
Charn Sriratanasathavorn
Rungroj Krittayapong
Sukanya Pooranawattanakul
Suphachai Chaithiraphan
Koonlawee Nademanee
Mahidol University
University of Southern California
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2000
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.83, No.SUPPL. 2 (2000)
Abstract: Using conventional technology, radiofrequency ablation of ventricular tachycardia in cardiomyopathy is frequently unsuccessful because of hemodynamic instability, multiple foci and recurrences. The Biosense CARTO nonfluoroscopic mapping and navigation system, when used to locate the area of the scar or reentry circuit, has the potential to improve the successful ablation, and reduce the rate of recurrence. We report 2 cases here of ventricular tachycardia in cardiomyopathy in which Biosense mapping was useful to identify the area of scar in 1 case, and the area of microreentry circuits in another. Radiofrequency ablation was possible and successful, while the use of conventional mapping was impossible or had recurrence.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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