Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy Combined with Encircling Endocardial Ventriculotomy for Treatment of Recurrent Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia
Encircling endocardial ventriculotomy (EEV) as surgical treatment for recurrent sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) in the setting of coronary artery disease was introduced in 1978 by Guiraudon . Since then this technique has proved to be a highly efficient approach to eradicating enhanced ventricular electrical vulnerability and tachycardiac rhythm disturbances of the reentry type [2–4]. The mechanism of this antiarrhythmic effect is not quite clear; interruption of reentry circuits  or initiation of an ischemic injury to the arrhythmogenic tissues  are possibilities under discussion.
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