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Radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia late after myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9395175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radiofrequency catheter ablation is a promising method for controlling ventricular tachycardia (VT) due to prior myocardial infarction. Limitations of mapping and ablation techniques have largely restricted its use to selected patients who have hemodynamically tolerated sustained monomorphic VT that allows catheter mapping. Multiple monomorphologies of VT, which are usually present, often complicate the ablation procedure and interpretation of ablation effects. Ablation is generally restricted to experienced centers and is usually reserved for patients who have failed other therapies. Despite these difficulties, successful ablation can be life-saving in patients with incessant VT and can markedly improve quality of life with frequent shocks from implantable defibrillators.
W G stevenson; P L Friedman; L I Ganz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1045-3873     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-29     Completed Date:  1997-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1309-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / complications*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology,  surgery*

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