Pericardial anatomy for the interventional electrophysiologist

Andre D'Avila, Mauricio Scanavacca, Eduardo Sosa, Jeremy N. Ruskin, Vivek Y. Reddy

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Investigators are beginning to exploit the pericardial space for a number of cardiovascular applications, including catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiovascular drug therapy, and cardiac pacing. This review explores the anatomy of the pericardial space and the anatomic variants that may be encountered in this novel approach to the heart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-430
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Catheter ablation
  • Pericardium
  • Sinuses


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