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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 7

Transseptal Cryoablation of a Left-Sided Accessory Pathway Guided by a Novel Three-Dimensional Navigation System

Thoraxcentre, Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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T Szili-Torok
Thoraxcentre, Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
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A 39-year-old man presented with regular narrow complex tachycardia for electyrophysiology (EP) study and transcatheter ablation. EP study revealed the existence of a left lateral concealed accessory pathway. A transseptal cryothermal ablation was undertaken, after puncture of the interatrial septum. The accessory pathway was mapped and successfully ablated using cryothermy and a novel 3D navigation system (LocaLisa, Medtronic), which provides a unique option of localizing electrophysiologically important reference structures as well as mapping and ablation sites. Using advanced imaging, technology efficacy of such ablations can significantly be improved.

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