11. Anatomy for Electrophysiologic Interventions

  1. Farhood Saremi MD Professor3,
  2. Stephan Achenbach MD Professor4,
  3. Eloisa Arbustini MD, FESC Prof.ssa Specialista Direttore5 and
  4. Jagat Narula MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP Professor Chief Director6,7,8,9
  1. Farhood Saremi MD Professor1,3 and
  2. Damián Sánchez-Quintana MD Professor2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323191.ch11

Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference

Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference

How to Cite

Saremi, F. and Sánchez-Quintana, D. (2010) Anatomy for Electrophysiologic Interventions, in Revisiting Cardiac Anatomy: A Computed-Tomography-Based Atlas and Reference (eds F. Saremi, S. Achenbach, E. Arbustini and J. Narula), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323191.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

  3. 5

    Centro Malattie Genetiche Cardiovascolari, Area Trapiantologica, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

  4. 6

    School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA

  5. 7

    UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  6. 8

    Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Irvine, CA, USA

  7. 9

    Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced CV Technology, School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California Irvine, UCI Medical Center, Irvine, CA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine of Badajoz, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain

  3. 3

    Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194693

Online ISBN: 9781444323191

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Keywords:

  • anatomy for electrophysiologic interventions;
  • catheter ablation - of cardiac arrhythmias;
  • catheter-based ablation, preceded by diagnostic electrophysiological study (EPS);
  • Radiofrequency (RF) current - most commonly used energy source for cardiac ablation;
  • right atrium (RA) - anatomic gateway to LA;
  • Crista Terminalis (Terminal Crest) - C-shaped ridge of muscle formed by junction of sinus venosus and primitive RA;
  • Koch's triangle;
  • Eustachian valve/ridge;
  • sub-Thebesian recess (Sinus of Keith, Sub-Eustachian Sinus);
  • techniques for catheter ablation of AF

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Catheter-Based Ablations

  • Tachycardias and Anatomic Considerations for Treatment

  • Cardiac Conduction System

  • Anatomic Landmarks of the Right Atrium

  • Interatrial Septum

  • Anatomic Landmarks of the LA

  • Important Related Structures of the LA

  • Excess Fat Around the RA and within the IAG

  • Imaging of Bachmann Bundle

  • Anomalous Pulmonary and Systemic Connections

  • Cardiac Venous System

  • References