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Clinical investigation of antiarrhythmic devices. A statement for healthcare professionals from a joint task force of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Working Groups on Arrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing of the European Society of Cardiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7897139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of radiofrequency catheter ablation and the criterion for efficacy is the elimination of arrhythmogenic myocardium. The application of radiofrequency current in the heart clearly results in lower morbidity and mortality rates than thoracic and cardiac surgical procedures in general, and comparisons of therapy with radiofrequency catheter ablation and therapy with thoracic and cardiac surgical procedures in randomized clinical trials is unwarranted. Trials of radiofrequency catheter ablation versus medical or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy may be indicated in certain conditions, such as ventricular tachycardia associated with coronary artery disease. Randomized trials are recommended for new and radical departures in technology that aim to accomplish the same goals as radiofrequency catheter ablation. Surveillance using registries and/or databases is necessary in the assessment of long-term safety and efficacy.
S Saksena; A E Epstein; R Lazzara; J D Maloney; D P Zipes; D G Benditt; A J Camm; M J Domanski; J D Fisher; B J Gersh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Consensus Development Conference; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-21     Completed Date:  1995-04-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
American Heart Association
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / prevention & control*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Catheter Ablation / instrumentation*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Device Approval
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Patient Selection
Product Surveillance, Postmarketing
Research Design
Societies, Medical
United States

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