Right Atrial Appendage to Right Ventricle Accessory Atrioventricular Connection: A Case Report
Version of Record online: 30 JUN 2006
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 20, Issue 7, pages 1877–1880, July 1997
How to Cite
MILSTEIN, S., DUNNIGAN, A., TANG, C. and PINEDA, E. (1997), Right Atrial Appendage to Right Ventricle Accessory Atrioventricular Connection: A Case Report. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 20: 1877–1880. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.1997.tb03581.x
- Issue online: 30 JUN 2006
- Version of Record online: 30 JUN 2006
- Received December 12, 1994; revision April 24, 1995: accepted April 28, 1995.
- preexcitation syndrome;
- radiofrequency catheter ablation;
- accessory atrioventricular connection
Atrial and ventricular attachments of accessory atrioventricular connections have classically been localized to adjacent atrial and ventricular tissues, and this principle is responsible for the widespread success of radiofrequency catheter ablation. We present anatomical evidence of an unusually located accessory atrioventricular connection, which bridged the atrioventricular ring epicardially, directly from the base of the right atrial appendage to the right ventricle. This observation might offer a new insight into unusual accessory atrioventricular connection locations and may explain why some endocardial radiofrequency catheter ablation procedures might fail.