Successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation presented as recurrent syncope and diagnosed by an implanted loop recorder

Chih Chieh Yu, Chia Ti Tsai, Ling Ping Lai, Jiunn Lee Lin

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Abstract

As a palliative therapy, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) could not prevent the occurrence of ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT, VF), but only suppress it by overdrive pacing or direct current shocks. Recurrent VT or VF followed by frequent ICD shocks might thus put patients in a painful disaster. We presented a case of recurrent syncope diagnosed as recurrent VF by an implanted loop recorder (ILR). The VF was eliminated by radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of triggering ventricular premature complexes (VPCs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-113
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
  • Implanted loop recorder
  • Palliative therapy
  • Radiofrequency catheter ablation
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachychardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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