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Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia guided by noncontact mapping.
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PMID:  19804346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Catheter ablation of untolerated and unstable ventricular tachycardia may not be performed using a conventional activation mapping tecnique. The noncontact mapping system enables reconstruction of the spreading of activation wave through a virtually generated ventricular chamber, even from a single tachycardia beat, and was introduced as a tool to guide mapping and ablation of untolerated or unsustained ventricular arrhythmias. The reduced accuracy in the setting of enlarged ventricles is recognized as the main limitation of this tecnique. While noncontract mapping appears to be especially suitable in guiding the ablation of unsustained idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias, it can also be successfully used as a guide to perform ablation of untolerated re-entry-related ventricular tachycardias during sinus rhythm.
Authors:
Paolo Della Bella; Giuseppe Maccabelli; Nicola Trevisi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Future cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1744-8298     ISO Abbreviation:  Future Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101239345     Medline TA:  Future Cardiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Institute of Cardiology, Via Parea 4, 20138 Milano, Italy. pdellabella@cardiologicomonzino.it.
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