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Successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in a patient with dextrocardia due to unilateral pulmonary agenesis: a case report

Authors Aksu T, Guler T, Golcuk E, Erden I, Ozcan K

Received 25 November 2014

Accepted for publication 16 December 2014

Published 2 February 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 41—45


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Tolga Aksu, Tumer Erdem Guler, Ebru Golcuk, Ismail Erden, Kazim Serhan Ozcan

Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli Derince Education and Research Hospital, Derince, Kocaeli, Turkey

Abstract: Radiofrequency catheter ablation of the slow pathway is considered to be the treatment of choice for patients with atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. We report a 34-year-old female with mirror image dextrocardia due to unilateral pulmonary agenesis who underwent successful slow pathway ablation for typical atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Using contrast injection, cardiac anatomy was identified in a short time and successfully ablated.

Keywords: dextrocardia, AVNRT, ablation, pulmonary agenesis

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