Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy Combined with Encircling Endocardial Ventriculotomy for Treatment of Recurrent Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia

  • J. Ostermeyer
  • G. Breithardt
  • M. Borggrefe
  • E. Godehardt
  • W. Bircks
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Abstract

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 [1]. 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 [1] or initiation of an ischemic injury to the arrhythmogenic tissues [5] are possibilities under discussion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ostermeyer
  • G. Breithardt
  • M. Borggrefe
  • E. Godehardt
  • W. Bircks

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