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Idiopathic outflow tract tachycardias: current perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17497255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Outflow tract ventricular tachycardias (OT-VTs) re the most common form of idiopathic VTs. In>80-90% of cases OT-VT originates from the right ventricular outflow tract, however, other origins like the septum, the left ventricular outflow tract, the pulmonary artery, the aortic sinus of Valsalva, the area near the His bundle, and the epicardial surface of the ventricles have been described. OT-VT is a diagnosis by exclusion, i.e., the possible concomitant structural heart disease should be adequately explored and ruled out in all patients presenting with OT-VT. Ablation should be recommended for all patients who present with syncope and who also remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy with a well-tolerated drug.
Arash Arya; Christopher Piorkowski; Philip Sommer; Jin-Hong Gerds-Li; Hans Kottkamp; Gerhard Hindricks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Herz     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0340-9937     ISO Abbreviation:  Herz     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-14     Completed Date:  2007-08-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801231     Medline TA:  Herz     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Catheter Ablation
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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