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Surgical options for refractory ventricular tachycardia.
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PMID:  18039225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is most often treated with antiarrhythmic drug therapy. When standard drugs fail, percutaneous, endocardial ablation guided by electroanatomic mapping is usually curative. Occasionally, these options are either unsuccessful or are not feasible, and surgical ablation is required. Surgical ablation of VT employs electroanatomic mapping and a variety of ablation strategies and technologies. The specific approach (endocardial vs. epicardial, beating heart vs. arrested) and ablation device must be tailored to the patient's anatomy and presentation. We present three cases to illustrate the range of surgical options available for ablation of VT arising from different anatomic foci.
Sekar Sangameswaran Bhavani; Patrick Tchou; Walid Saliba; A Marc Gillinov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-27     Completed Date:  2008-02-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Septum / pathology
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Heart Ventricles / pathology
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology,  surgery*
Treatment Failure

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