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

  • Philippe Maury
  • Clement Delmas
  • Charlotte Trouillet
  • Mark S. Slaughter
  • Olivier Lairez
  • Michel Galinier
  • Jerome Roncalli
  • David Bertrand
  • Lydie Mathevet
  • Alexandre Duparc
  • Michelle Salvador
  • Marc Delay
  • Camille Dambrin
Case Report

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 device HeartMate II Atrial fibrillation Atrial flutter Radio-frequency ablation Electromagnetic interferences 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Maury
    • 1
    • 6
  • Clement Delmas
    • 1
  • Charlotte Trouillet
    • 1
  • Mark S. Slaughter
    • 2
  • Olivier Lairez
    • 1
  • Michel Galinier
    • 1
  • Jerome Roncalli
    • 1
  • David Bertrand
    • 3
  • Lydie Mathevet
    • 4
  • Alexandre Duparc
    • 1
  • Michelle Salvador
    • 5
  • Marc Delay
    • 1
  • Camille Dambrin
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital RangueilToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Division Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryLouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Thoratec Laboratories Corp.PleasantonUSA
  4. 4.Biosense WebsterIssy les MoulineauxFrance
  5. 5.Department of Heart SurgeryUniversity Hospital RangueilToulouseFrance
  6. 6.Unité de Rythmologie et de Stimulation Cardiaque, Fédération de CardiologieUniversity Hospital RangueilToulouse Cedex 09France

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