Electrocardiographic Recognition of Epicardial Arrhythmias

Yoav Michowitz*, Bernard Belhassen

*Corresponding author for this work

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The great majority of arrhythmias can be ablated with current techniques using an endocardial approach. However, an epicardial approach may be required in some cases. ECG-based criteria have been developed to aid recognition of arrhythmias with an epicardial origin, which allows for a planned epicardial ablation procedure. This article summarizes the current ECG-based criteria to recognize these epicardial arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrial tachycardias
  • Epicardial ablation
  • Epicardial origin
  • Ventricular arrhythmias


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