An approach to catheter ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter

O’Neill,, Mark D; Jaïs, Pierre; Jönsson, Anders; Takahashi, Yoshihide; Sacher, Frédéric; Hocini, Mélèze; Sanders, Prashanthan; Rostock, Thomas; Rotter, Martin; Clémenty, Jacques and Haïssaguerre, Michel (2006) An approach to catheter ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 6 (2). pp. 100-110. ISSN 0972-6292

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Much of our understanding of the mechanisms of macro re-entrant atrial tachycardia comes from study of cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) dependent atrial flutter. In the majority of cases, the diagnosis can be made from simple analysis of the surface ECG. Endocardial mapping during tachycardia allows confirmation of the macro re-entrant circuit within the right atrium while, at the same time, permitting curative catheter ablation targeting the critical isthmus of tissue located between the tricuspid annulus and the inferior vena cava. The procedure is short, safe and by demonstration of an electrophysiological endpoint - bidirectional conduction block across the CTI - is associated with an excellent outcome following ablation. It is now fair to say that catheter ablation should be considered as a first line therapy for patients with documented CTI-dependent atrial flutter.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Atrial flutter; Cavotricuspid isthmus; Ablation
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Cardiovascular System > Heart > Heart Valves
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Therapeutics > Cautery > Electrocoagulation > Catheter Ablation
Therapeutics > Catheterization > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Arrhythmia
Physiological Processes > Electrophysiology
ID Code:1450
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:29 March 2006

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