Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 63–67

First experience of percutaneous radio-frequency ablation for atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation in a patient with HeartMate II left ventricular assist device

Authors

    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
    • Unité de Rythmologie et de Stimulation Cardiaque, Fédération de CardiologieUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Clement Delmas
    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Charlotte Trouillet
    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Mark S. Slaughter
    • Division Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Olivier Lairez
    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Michel Galinier
    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Jerome Roncalli
    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • David Bertrand
    • Thoratec Laboratories Corp.
  • Lydie Mathevet
    • Biosense Webster
  • Alexandre Duparc
    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Michelle Salvador
    • Department of Heart SurgeryUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Marc Delay
    • Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rangueil
  • Camille Dambrin
    • Department of Heart SurgeryUniversity Hospital Rangueil
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10840-010-9476-6

Cite this article as:
Maury, P., Delmas, C., Trouillet, C. et al. J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2010) 29: 63. doi:10.1007/s10840-010-9476-6

Abstract

We report the first case of percutaneous radio-frequency (RF) ablation procedure in a patient implanted with a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device for refractory heart failure. This procedure was performed for poorly tolerated recurrent atrial arrhythmias. No harmful consequence happened during or after the procedure despite the potential electromagnetic interferences existing between the RF delivery and the functioning of the device.

Keywords

Left ventricular assist deviceHeartMate IIAtrial fibrillationAtrial flutterRadio-frequency ablationElectromagnetic interferences

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