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Radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia originating from the mitral annulus [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 436-439 | DOI: 10.5505/tkda.2012.36974

Radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia originating from the mitral annulus

Fethi Kılıcaslan, Ömer Uz, Alptuğ Tokatlı, Zafer Işılak
Gata Haydarpasa Training And Researh Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey

Idiopathic ventricular tachycardias (VT) originate mostly from the right ventricular outflow tract and rarely from the mitral annulus. Herein, we present a 20-year-old male patient in whom we performed a successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of mitral annular VT. He admitted to our department with the complaints of palpitations and shortness of breath attacks for 5 years. Detailed assessment disclosed idiopathic VT which subsequently was found to be derived from the mitral annulus in electrophysiologic study. The patient’s symptoms disappeared after successful RF ablation and the follow-up Holter ECG was totally normal.

Keywords: Catheter ablation, electrocardiography, ambulatory; electrophysiologic techniques, cardiac; heart conduction system; heart ventricles; tachycardia, ventricular

How to cite this article
Fethi Kılıcaslan, Ömer Uz, Alptuğ Tokatlı, Zafer Işılak. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia originating from the mitral annulus. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 436-439

Corresponding Author: Ömer Uz, Türkiye
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