Supravalvular arrhythmia identifying and ablating the substrate

Niloufar Tabatabaei, Samuel J. Asirvatham

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Supravalvar ablation has now been well documented to be the ideal mode for ablating specific forms of ventricular tachycardia, atrial tachycardia, and accessory pathways. A studied appreciation of the anatomy of the supravalvar region is a prerequisite for electrophysiologists to safely and effectively approach these arrhythmias. In addition, the consistent ability to correlate the recorded electrograms with fluoroscopic anatomy and intracardiac ultrasound images enhances the chance of successful elimination of supravalvar arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-326
Number of pages11
JournalCirculation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Aortic valve
  • Outflow tract
  • Pulmonary arteries
  • Pulmonary valve
  • Radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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