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  • AbstractAlcohol septal ablation is a novel catheter‐based technique for the treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Complete heart block complicates the procedure in 7%–30% of cases and necessitates the prophylactic insertion of a temporary pacing wire in all patients who do not have a permanent pacemaker. We describe a case of alcohol septal ablation complicated by complete heart block and failure to capture by both a permanent pacemaker and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICFD) with pacing capabilities. Cathet Cardiovasc Intervent 2003;58:189–193. © 2003 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.


  • Valettas, Nicholas
  • Rho, Robert
  • Beshai, John
  • Lloyd, Caroline T
  • Ross, Heather M
  • Kocovic, Dusan
  • Herrmann, Howard C

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  • February 2003