Recipient to donor conduction of atrial tachycardia following orthotopic heart transplantation

Wallace Lai, Andrew Kao, Michael J. Silka, Blair D. Halperin, Merritt Raitt, Ronald Oliver, John H. McAnulty, Jack Kron

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Abstract

We report a case of atrial tachycardia in a 60-year-old male 8 years postorthotopic heart transplantation. At electrophysiology study, the clinical rhythm was found to arise from the remnant of the recipient atrium and was successfully terminated by delivery of radiofrequency energy. Surgical scars formed at the anastomosis of the recipient and donor atrium during the time of orthotopic heart transplantation are thought to electrically isolate the two areas. Although rarely recognized, dysrhythmias originating from the recipient atrial remnant may occur more often than previously thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1331-1335
Number of pages5
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Keywords

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Orthotopic heart transplantation
  • Radiofrequenct ablation

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Recipient to donor conduction of atrial tachycardia following orthotopic heart transplantation. / Lai, Wallace; Kao, Andrew; Silka, Michael J.; Halperin, Blair D.; Raitt, Merritt; Oliver, Ronald; McAnulty, John H.; Kron, Jack.

In: PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Vol. 21, No. 6, 1998, p. 1331-1335.

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Lai, W, Kao, A, Silka, MJ, Halperin, BD, Raitt, M, Oliver, R, McAnulty, JH & Kron, J 1998, 'Recipient to donor conduction of atrial tachycardia following orthotopic heart transplantation', PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1331-1335. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.1998.tb00201.x
Lai, Wallace ; Kao, Andrew ; Silka, Michael J. ; Halperin, Blair D. ; Raitt, Merritt ; Oliver, Ronald ; McAnulty, John H. ; Kron, Jack. / Recipient to donor conduction of atrial tachycardia following orthotopic heart transplantation. In: PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 1998 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 1331-1335.
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