Radiofrequency catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia associated with systemic sclerosis
Hoe-Hoon Chung ; Jin-Bae Kim ; Moon-Hyoung Lee ; Boyoung Joung ; Hong-Joo Lee ; Sung-Hoon Hong
Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol.27(2) : 215~217, 2012
Journal of Korean Medical Science
Systemic sclerosis (SS) is a connective tissue disease and cardiac involvement is common. Primary cardiac involvement such as conduction system disturbances and arrhythmias can also occur. However, reports of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) are rare. We report a case of catheter ablation of sustained ventricular tachycardia in a patient with systemic sclerosis using a conventional mapping system. A 64-yr-old woman with a 10-yr history of SS was referred for management of her ventricular tachycardia. There was no structural abnormality in cardiac chambers. However, electrophysiologic study revealed electrical substrate of ventricular tachycardia which could be ablated with pacemapping and substrate mapping. This case demonstrated successful conventional mapping and catheter ablation in a hemodynamically unstable patient with SS.