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"Focal" ventricular tachycardia: insights from catheter ablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18456205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Catheter ablation has come to play an important therapeutic role in the management of some patients with ventricular arrhythmias. An important advance in catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) has been the development of three-dimensional catheter-based mapping systems, which permit identification of the tachycardia circuit and facilitate a strategy for catheter ablation. As a result, patients who suffer from "focal" forms of VT have been identified. This can have implications with respect to underlying arrhythmia mechanism, patient prognosis, and therapeutic strategies. The article reviews some insights learned from catheter ablation of focal forms of VT.
Suneet Mittal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2008-03-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1556-3871     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Rhythm     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-07-03     Revised Date:  2009-10-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101200317     Medline TA:  Heart Rhythm     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S64-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, Division of Cardiology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology*,  surgery*
Erratum In:
Heart Rhythm. 2008 Oct;5(10):1499

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