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Ablation of a Resistant Right Atrial Appendage Tachycardia Using a Magnetic Navigation System

Authors

  • MOHSIN K. KHAN,

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    • Department of Internal Medicine, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP)/Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • DARRYL ELMOUCHI

    1. Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, West Michigan Heart/Spectrum Health, Michigan State College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Disclosures: The authors have no financial relationships to disclose or conflicts of interest to resolve.

Address for reprints: Mohsin K. Khan, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP)/Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI. Fax: 616-732-6255; e-mail: mohsin.khan@grmep.com

Abstract

The right atrial appendage is an uncommon site of origin for ectopic atrial tachycardia. Right atrial appendage tachycardia (RAAT) has been noted to be prevalent in young males and responds well to radiofrequency ablation. We report a case of RAAT resistant to multiple attempts of ablation that responded to ablation using Stereotaxis Niobe™ Magnetic Navigation System (RMN, Stereotaxis, St. Louis, MO, USA).

(PACE 2013; 36:e15–e18)

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