Overcoming Artifacts and Fears: Electrophysiology Study and Radiofrequency Ablation in a Parkinsonian Patient with Supraventricular Tachycardia and a Brain Neurostimulator
Version of Record online: 1 SEP 2011
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 36, Issue 1, pages e1–e3, January 2013
How to Cite
KANAGARATNAM, L., LEE, A., WHALLEY, D. and FIGTREE, G. A. (2013), Overcoming Artifacts and Fears: Electrophysiology Study and Radiofrequency Ablation in a Parkinsonian Patient with Supraventricular Tachycardia and a Brain Neurostimulator. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 36: e1–e3. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03204.x
- Issue online: 9 JAN 2013
- Version of Record online: 1 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 15 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2011
- deep brain stimulation;
- Parkinson disease
With the ageing of the population and expanding use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of various neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions, there will be an increasing number of patients with these devices who present with cardiac conditions necessitating electrophysiology studies (EPS). However, neurostimulator devices have been shown to cause significant artifacts on electrocardiography recordings. We present the case of a 53-year-old Parkinsonian woman with a brain neurostimulator device who underwent a successful EPS with radiofrequency ablation.
(PACE 2013; 36:e1–e3)