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Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in patients with ischemic heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12917050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radiofrequency ablation is a valuable adjunctive therapy to implantable defibrillators in patients with recurrent monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) after myocardial infarction. Episodes of VT are markedly reduced in most patients, and the major complications are less than 5%. Newer approaches allow successful ablation even when VT is unstable, and when multiple VTs are present. Epicardial mapping and ablation are needed in some patients. Continued advances in technology can be expected to further improve results.
Kyoko Soejima; William G Stevenson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1523-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-14     Completed Date:  2003-12-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA. KSOEJIMA@PARTNERS.ORG
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Defibrillators, Implantable
Heart Conduction System / pathology,  surgery
Myocardial Ischemia / surgery*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / surgery*

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