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|Title:||Radiofrequency catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia|
|Citation:||Heart, Lung & Circulation (Print Edition), 2012; 21(6-7):402-412|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing Asia|
|Haris M. Haqqani and Kurt C. Roberts-Thomson|
|Abstract:||The management of ventricular tachycardia (VT) has evolved considerably in recent times. The majority of patients with VT have structural heart disease and often implantable defibrillators. Implantable defibrillators can terminate ventricular arrhythmias and prevent sudden death but do not prevent these arrhythmias from occurring. Ventricular tachycardia may also occur in patients without structural heart disease and although these patients generally have a benign prognosis, the symptoms can be significant. Radiofrequency catheter ablation has a definite role as an alternative to anti-arrhythmic therapy in both groups of patients. This review outlines the indications, techniques and outcomes of catheter ablation in the management of patients with ventricular tachycardia.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Tachycardia, Ventricular; Death, Sudden, Cardiac; Catheter Ablation; Defibrillators, Implantable|
|Rights:||© 2012 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Medicine publications|
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