Focal atrial tachycardia originating from the donor superior vena cava after bicaval orthotopic heart transplantation

Haw Kwei Hwang, Paolo Rusconi, Eliot Rosenkranz, Ming Lon Young

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Abstract

An 11-year-old boy, who underwent bicaval orthotopic heart transplantation for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, had a focal atrial tachycardia originating from the donor superior vena cava. The pathogenesis of this tachycardia may be related to transplant rejection or transplant vasculopathy. Radiofrequency catheter ablation can eliminate this unique tachycardia and result in hemodynamic improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e68-e71
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

Keywords

  • radiofrequency catheter ablation
  • SVC tachycardia
  • transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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