Invasive Electrophysiologic Studies in the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias

  • Nicholas J. Stamato
  • Mark E. Josephson


Invasive electrophysiologic studies have been used in the evaluation and treatment of patients with ventricular arrhythmias since Wellens et al1 reported their initial experience in 1972. The application of this procedure to the investigation of the mechanism of sustained ventricular tachycardia has led to major advances in our understanding of this arrhythmia.2–5 A better understanding of the pathophysiologic basis of sustained uniform ventricular tachycardia has led to the development of treatment strategies, which include the use of programmed electrical stimulation to select pharmacologic agents, surgical resection, and catheter ablative techniques to destroy and/or isolate the substrate of the arrhythmia.6–9


Ventricular Tachycardia Right Ventricle Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Apex 
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  • Mark E. Josephson

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