Isolated Left Atrial Standstill Identified during Catheter Ablation


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This report describes the incidental finding of complete left atrial standstill during successful ablation of a right-sided atrial tachycardia in a patient with severe dilated cardiomyopathy and a history of extensive catheter ablation within the left atrium.