Epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a child on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Vincent Thomas, David Lawrence, Brian Kogon, Patricio Frias

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Abstract

Epicardial catheter ablation has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in adults, but there are limited reports in the pediatric population. We report the epicardial ablation of an incessant, hemodynamically compromising ventricular tachycardia in a 13-month-old patient on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The procedure resulted in elimination of tachycardia substrate with improved cardiac size and function at follow-up. Despite a reasonable long-term outcome in this child, epicardial ablation in young patients should be reserved for similarly dire circumstances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-904
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Catheter Ablation
Tachycardia
Pediatrics
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Keywords

  • Epicardial ablation
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Pediatric
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a child on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. / Thomas, Vincent; Lawrence, David; Kogon, Brian; Frias, Patricio.

In: Pediatric Cardiology, Vol. 31, No. 6, 01.08.2010, p. 901-904.

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Thomas, Vincent ; Lawrence, David ; Kogon, Brian ; Frias, Patricio. / Epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a child on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. In: Pediatric Cardiology. 2010 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 901-904.
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