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Ventricular tachycardia in the era of ventricular assist devices.
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PMID:  20958827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Ventricular Tachycardia in the Era of Ventricular Assist Devices.  Sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with advanced cardiomyopathy is a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia. Newer treatment strategies have evolved that combine the use of catheter ablation to target the substrate for VT and ventricular assist devices (VADs) to hemodynamically support the failing ventricle. This editorial is targeted to the practicing clinician caring for these difficult patients. The current article reviews the use of percutaneous VADs to support catheter ablation of VT, the use of durable VADs to support the failing heart in patients with recurrent VT, ventricular arrhythmias in patients with durable VADs, and the use of catheter ablation to treat VT in patients with durable VADs. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. 22, pp. 359-363, March 2011).
Authors:
David A Cesario; Leslie A Saxon; Michael K Cao; Michael Bowdish; Mark Cunningham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
CardioVascular Thoracic Institute (CVTI) at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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