Histopathological correlation of ablation lesions guided by noncontact mapping in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia

Eugen C. Palma, Victoria Saxenberg, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, Kevin J. Ferrick, Jay N. Gross, Soo G. Kim, John D. Fisher

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Abstract

A patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy developed a nearly incessant nonsustained VT. Guided by a noncontact mapping system, the tachycardia was mapped to the mid-septum of the right ventricle and ablated. Despite transient success, the tachycardia recurred and the patient subsequently died of multiorgan failure. Histopathological correlation of the ablation site revealed a nontransmural lesion that may have contributed to the failure of the ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1812-1815
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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