Journal Article

Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia related to Wolff–Parkinson–White surgery

R.J. Hillock, K.C. Roberts-Thomson, A.D. McGavigan and J.M. Kalman

in EP Europace

Published on behalf of European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Volume 9, issue 2, pages 130-133
Published in print February 2007 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online February 2007 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI:
Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia related to Wolff–Parkinson–White surgery

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Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (MVT) is well described in patients who have had a ventricular scar due to repair of congenital heart disease. A 54-year-old woman presented with MVT 20 years after WPW surgery for a left-sided accessory pathway. The circuit was mapped to an area at the base of the left ventricle consistent with the incision described in the operation report. Entrainment confirmed the re-entrant circuit. Successful radiofrequency ablation was performed in a zone of slowed conduction consistent with the circuit isthmus. Any iatrogenic ventricular scar may form the substrate for MVT and be treated with standard electrophysiology techniques.

Keywords: Electrophysiology-clinical; Ablation; Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome; Ventricular tachycardia

Journal Article.  1333 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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