Double intra-atrial connections in a patient late after orthotopic heart transplantation

Tamas Bauernfeind, Kadir Caliskan, Attila Kardos, Aggie H.M.M. Balk, Luc Jordaens, Tamas Szili-Torok

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Abstract

Atrial tachycardias occurring late after orthotopic heart transplantation are frequently caused by an ongoing atrial tachycardia in the recipient remnant atrium that is associated with intra-atrial muscle band connections between the 2 atrial compartments. The standard approach for most centers that treat these patients is to identify and disconnect these intra-atrial connections. We present a patient where double intra-atrial connections were capable of different degrees of stimulus propagation from the recipient remnant atrium to the donor atrial compartment. After the ablation of both intra-atrial connections, we also ablated the index arrhythmia in the recipient remnant atrium. This case presentation draws attention to the possibility of the presence of multiple intra-atrial connections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-703
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010

Keywords

  • ablation
  • atrial tachycardia
  • heart transplantation
  • remnant atrium origin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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