International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68--70

Persistent atrial fibrillation ablation in a case of persistent left superior vena cava with absence of the right superior vena cava


Tolga Aksu1, Tumer Erdem Guler1, Serdar Bozyel1, Kivanc Yalin2 
1 Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Kocaeli, Turkey
2 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Usak University, Usak, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tolga Aksu
Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli Derince Education and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Kocaeli 41500
Turkey

The great majority of atrial fibrillation cases originate from pulmonary vein (PV) triggers; however, non-PV triggers may be the drivers of the arrhythmia, especially in the patients with a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC). The presence of a PLSVC may be suggested with a dilated coronary sinus on transesophageal echocardiography during the procedure and may be confirmed with an atrial angiogram, if not known beforehand. Detection and elimination of true trigger site are the most important step for clinical success in such cases.


How to cite this article:
Aksu T, Guler TE, Bozyel S, Yalin K. Persistent atrial fibrillation ablation in a case of persistent left superior vena cava with absence of the right superior vena cava.Int J Cardiovasc Acad 2019;5:68-70


How to cite this URL:
Aksu T, Guler TE, Bozyel S, Yalin K. Persistent atrial fibrillation ablation in a case of persistent left superior vena cava with absence of the right superior vena cava. Int J Cardiovasc Acad [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 8 ];5:68-70
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