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Showing Up Channels for Postinfarct Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22651845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The number of scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation procedures is increasing worldwide. This is certainly due to the ever growing number of patients implanted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator in whom an ablation procedure may be required to better control the ventricular arrhythmia burden, but is also likely related to our better understanding of the arrhythmias mechanisms as well as the improvement of the mapping techniques during the last 15 years. Most VTs, especially those arising after myocardial infarction, depend on a critical isthmus. Defining precisely the critical isthmus of postinfarct VT may be challenging, particularly when the arrhythmia is poorly tolerated. In the literature, there are extensive data concerning the value of conventional electrophysiological techniques, especially entrainment mapping in association with postpacing interval measurements, regarding the identification of postinfarct VT isthmuses. There are, however, other-sometimes emerging-approaches to image critical postinfarct VT channels. We have summarized these, reviewing data from the published literature as well as our own experience. (PACE 2012;00:1-8).
Authors:
Christian DE Chillou; Isabelle Magnin-Poull; Marius Andronache; Frederic Sacher; Laurent Groben; Ahmed Abdelaal; Lucian Muresan; Soumaya Jarmouni; Jerome Schwartz; Pierre Jaïs; Etienne Aliot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2012, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Département de Cardiologie, Institut Lorrain du Cœur et des Vaisseaux & Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France IADI INSERM U947, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France Département de Cardiologie, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque & Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France.
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