Histopathological correlation of ablation lesions guided by noncontact mapping in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia

  • Palma E
  • Saxenberg V
  • Vijayaraman P
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Abstract

A patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy developed a nearly incessant nonsustained VT. Guided by a noncontact mapping system, the tachycardia was mapped to the mid-septum of the right ventricle and ablated. Despite transient success, the tachycardia recurred and the patient subsequently died of multiorgan failure. Histopathological correlation of the ablation site revealed a nontransmural lesion that may have contributed to the failure of the ablation.

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