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Alcohol ablation at the posterior papillary muscle prevents ventricular fibrillation in swine without affecting mitral valve function.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
EP Europace
1532-2092
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Volume
12
Issue
12
Pages
1781–1786
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/europace/euq337
PMID: 20858694
Source
Medline

Abstract

Alcohol ablation of the left posterior PM reduced VF inducibility in normal intact swine hearts, with no significant mitral regurgitation. This suggests that the posterior PM may be involved in the generation of VF, and the recurrence of VF may be prevented by chemical ablation at the posterior PM.

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