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Current practice in Europe: how do we manage patients with ventricular tachycardia? European Heart Rhythm Association survey.
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PMID:  23334717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The purpose of the EP wire is to examine the clinical practice in the management of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT), with special focus on diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Forty-five European centres, all members of the EHRA-EP Research network completed the questions of the survey. There was an equal distribution of centres with high, medium, and low volume of activity. The most common aetiologies were: post-myocardial infarction ischaemic heart disease (55%), followed by idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (18%), and idiopathic VT (11%) and others (12%). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was performed in more than 50% of patients in 24 centres (62.2%). Invasive electrophysiological study was performed in more than 70% of patients in 16 centres (35.6%), between 51 and 70% in 9 (20%), below 50% in 20 (44.5%). In 39 centres (86.7%), implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation was considered in all patients with structural heart disease and left ventricular ejection fraction <35%. In the setting of secondary prevention, early radiofrequency ablation of the VT was performed in more than 50% of the patients in only five centres (11.4%). Sequential endo-epicardial approach was reported in 52.2% of centres.
Authors:
Alessandro Proclemer; Nikolaos Dagres; Germanas Marinskis; Laurent Pison; Gregory Y H Lip; Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Department of Cardiothoracic Science, University Hospital S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy.
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