Interactions between two simultaneous tachycardias within an electrically isolated pulmonary vein

Thomas Rostock, Mark D. O'Neill, Yoshihide Takahashi, Prashanthan Sanders, Michel Haïssaguerre

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PV-Tachycardias in Isolated PV. Pulmonary vein (PV) arrhythmogenicity underlying the maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF) may be explained by three mechanisms: enhanced automaticity, triggered activity, and reentry. There are only a few reports describing sustained PV tachycardias (PVT) following electrical disconnection from the left atrium, in which the electrophysiological features are most consistent with a reentrant mechanism. We describe the case of a patient with paroxysmal AF demonstrating PVT within an isolated PV with high-density mapping revealing two different PVTs interacting in a "ping-pong" manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-445
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrhythmia mechanisms
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Focal tachycardia
  • Pulmonary vein isolation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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