Radiofrequency ablation for post infarction ventricular tachycardia
O’Donnell, David and Nadurata, Voltaire (2004) Radiofrequency ablation for post infarction ventricular tachycardia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 4 (2). pp. 63-72. ISSN 0972-6292
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Radiofrequency ablation has an important role in the management of post infarction ventricular tachycardia. The mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is complex and technically challenging. In the era of implantable cardioverter defibrillators, the role of radiofrequency ablation is most commonly reserved as an adjunctive treatment for patients with frequent, symptomatic episodes of ventricular tachycardia. In this setting the procedure has a success rate of around 70-80% and a low complication rate. With improved ability to predict recurrent VT and improvements in mapping and ablation techniques and technologies, the role of radiofrequency ablation should expand further.
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