Thoracic vein arrhythmias

Yi Jen Chen, Shih Ann Chen

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Abstract

The thoracic veins are important foci for the genesis of ectopic atrial tachycardia and play a critical role in the pathophysiology of paroxysmal and permanent atrial fibrillation. The pulmonary veins have the highest arrhythmogenic activity and other venous structures (eg, superior vena cava, coronary sinus and ligament of Marshall) have also been shown arrhythmogenic potential. Thoracic veins contain cardiomyocytes with distinct electrical activities and complex anatomical structures. This review summaries the current understanding of the basic and clinical electrophysiology of thoracic vein arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCirculation Journal
Volume71
Issue numberSUPPL. A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Veins
Thorax
Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia
Superior Vena Cava
Coronary Sinus
Pulmonary Veins
Electrophysiology
Ligaments
Cardiac Myocytes
Atrial Fibrillation
carbosulfan

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary sinus
  • Ligament of Marshall
  • Pulmonary vein
  • Superior vena cava

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology

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Thoracic vein arrhythmias. / Chen, Yi Jen; Chen, Shih Ann.

In: Circulation Journal, Vol. 71, No. SUPPL. A, 2007.

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Chen, Yi Jen ; Chen, Shih Ann. / Thoracic vein arrhythmias. In: Circulation Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 71, No. SUPPL. A.
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