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Type: Journal article
Title: Radiofrequency catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia
Author: Haqqani, H.
Roberts-Thomson, K.
Citation: Heart, Lung & Circulation (Print Edition), 2012; 21(6-7):402-412
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1443-9506
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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.
RMID: 0020120424
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.10.015
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