Entrapment of a guide wire by the Chiari network in a patient with ablated idiopathic ventricular tachycardia

Eimei Shimoike, Norihiro Ueda, Toru Maruyama, Yoshikazu Kaji, Yoshiyuki Niho

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    Abstract

    Using a guide wire before insertion of a sheath is a common procedure with infrequent complications. We report an unusual case of a guide wire having been entrapped by the Chiari network prior to an intended radiofrequency ablation procedure, and which could be observed using intracardiac echocardiography. Using transthoracic echocardiography prior to ablation, this patient had been shown to have a relatively large Chiari network. We caution against using a long guide wire in patients with a large Chiari network.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219-222
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Physiology (medical)

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