Manuscript received 6 November 2006; Revised manuscript received 24 January 2007; Accepted for publication 29 January 2007.
Endomyocardial Biopsy Guided by Electroanatomic Voltage Mapping in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume 18, Issue 9, pages 991–993, September 2007
How to Cite
AVELLA, A., PAPPALARDO, A., D'AMATI, G., RUSSO, A. D., LAURENZI, F., MANCINI, M., RE, F., ZACHARA, E., ZECCHI, P. and TONDO, C. (2007), Endomyocardial Biopsy Guided by Electroanatomic Voltage Mapping in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 18: 991–993. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2007.00807.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
- right ventricle;
- endomyocardial biopsy;
- electroanatomic mapping;
- substrate mapping
A positive endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is a major diagnostic criterion for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Nevertheless, its sensitivity is low due to the focal nature of the disease. Moreover, myocardial samples are usually taken from the uncommonly involved interventricular septum to minimize the risk of perforation. In this report, we describe a novel bioptical approach for ARVC diagnosis guided by the identification of right ventricle (RV) affected regions by means of electroanatomical voltage mapping.