Recovery of cardiomyopathy induced by ventricular premature beats of paraHisian origin after successful radiofrequency catheter ablation
Bilge, Ahmet Kaya
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A 51-year-old male patient presented with frequent and symptomatic premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) that had induced cardiomyopathy. Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of the origin of the PVCs was planned and the patient underwent electrophysiological study. During activation mapping, the earliest ventricular activation was identified at the His bundle region. Small His bundle electrogram recording by the distal ablation electrode during sinus rhythm revealed that the earliest ventricular activation during PVC preceded the QRS onset by 58 milliseconds. The PVCs were successfully eliminated without occurrence of atrioventricular block using incremental application of RF energy to the para-Hisian region. At the conclusion of a 5-month follow-up period, the patient remained asymptomatic and transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated an improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction.
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