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Non-fluoroscopic cardiac ablation of neonates with CHD*

  • Amee M. Bigelow (a1), Brandon S. Arnold (a1), Gregory C. Padrutt (a1) and John M. Clark (a1)


In current practice, children with anatomically normal hearts routinely undergo fluoroscopy-free ablations. Infants and children with congenital heart disease (CHD) represent the most difficult population to perform catheter ablation without fluoroscopy. We report two neonatal patients with CHD in whom cardiac ablations were performed without fluoroscopy. The first infant had pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum with refractory supraventricular tachycardia, and the second infant presented with Ebstein’s anomaly of the tricuspid valve along with persistent supraventricular tachycardia. Both patients underwent uncomplicated, successful ablation without recurrence of arrhythmias. These cases suggest that current approaches to minimising fluoroscopy may be useful even in challenging patients such as neonates with CHD.


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Correspondence to: A. Bigelow, MD, Department of Cardiology, Akron Children’s Hospital, The Heart Center, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308, United States of America. Tel: 330 543 1000; Fax: 330 543 3850; E-mail:


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A.B. presented this abstract at the 2014 Cardiostim Congress in Nice, France.



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Non-fluoroscopic cardiac ablation of neonates with CHD*

  • Amee M. Bigelow (a1), Brandon S. Arnold (a1), Gregory C. Padrutt (a1) and John M. Clark (a1)


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