Introduction: We describe one rare case of successful ablation of a right epicardial accessory pathway (AP) via the right ventricular diverticulum in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Methods: A 42-year-old woman was referred to the hospital for a catheter ablation of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome. The earliest activation was shown to be present in the region of the tricuspid annulus. However, ablation had no effect on the AP.
Results: We decided to do a selected angiography, in which a big diverticulum near the right tricuspid annulus was shown to be present. Ablation in this region successfully repressed the AP without any recurrences within a follow-up period of 12 months.
Conclusion: The ventricular diverticulum-mediated AP is a novel variant of pre-excitation. It can serve as an anatomical substrate of supraventricular tachycardia, and can be ablated endocardially using an irrigation tip catheter within the diverticulum.
Keywords: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome; arrhythmias; catheter ablation; epicardial accessory pathway; supraventricular tachycardia (SVT); ventricular diverticulum.
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