Radiofrequency ablation of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a donor heart after orthotopic heart transplantation

S. A. Rothman, H. H. Hsia, A. A. Bove, V. Jeevanandam, J. M. Miller

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Abstract

Orthotopic heart transplantation was performed in a 65-year-old man with a donor heart with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. An electrophysiologic study performed 7 days after transplantation showed a left-lateral accessory pathway that exhibited only anterograde conduction. Radiofrequency ablation of the bypass tract was successfully performed, and no evidence of recurrence was found at 12 months' follow-up. We suggest that potential donors with known electrophysiologic abnormalities that are amenable to catheter ablation techniques should be considered for orthotopic heart transplantation, thus broadening the potential donor pool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-909
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume13
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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