Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation in a 10-year-old boy: Technical aspects of radiofrequency ablation and utility of antiarrhythmic therapy

Magdi M. Saba, Mubadda Salim, Robert E. Hood, Timm Michael Dickfeld, Stephen R. Shorofsky

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Abstract

Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) is defined as spontaneous VF in the absence of structural heart disease. No prior reports exist addressing the technical aspects of idiopathic VF ablation in a child. We present the case of a 10-year-old boy with idiopathic VF, who presented a unique management challenge, particularly as regards the technical aspects of the ablation procedure. Ablation of idiopathic VF is feasible in a 10-year-old boy and oral quinidine seems more effective than other antiarrhythmic drugs in this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ablation
  • electrophysiology-clinical
  • mapping
  • pediatrics
  • VT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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