alexa Pulmonary Vein Tachycardia after Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in a Young Patient with the Dilated Right Atrium Following Surgical Repair | Abstract
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Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Pulmonary Vein Tachycardia after Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in a Young Patient with the Dilated Right Atrium Following Surgical Repair

Gaku Izumi1*, Hisashi Yokoshiki2 and Atsuhito Takeda1

1Department of Pediatrics, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

2Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Gaku Izumi
Departments of Pediatrics
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
North-15 West-7, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan
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Received Date: December 09, 2015; Accepted Date: January 11, 2016; Published Date: January 13, 2016

Citation: Izumi G, Yokoshiki H, Takeda A (2016) Pulmonary Vein Tachycardia after Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in a Young Patient with the Dilated Right Atrium Following Surgical Repair. Pediatr Ther 6:272. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000272

Copyright: © 2016 Izumi G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The substrate for atrial fibrillation (AF) in young patients with congenital heart disease could be heterogeneous. We report a 24-year old patient with persistent AF having the dilated right atrium following surgical repair of congenital heart disease demonstrating sustained pulmonary vein tachycardia (PVT) after pulmonary vein isolation. The sustained PVT could have been a major substrate for the maintenance of AF in this young patient.

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