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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Abstract

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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Radiofrequency Ablation; Post Infarction Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia > Tachycardia
Therapeutics > Cautery > Electrocoagulation > Catheter Ablation
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Ventricular Dysfunction
Therapeutics > Catheterization > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
ID Code:193
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:04 July 2005

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