Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia: Can the Current Results be Improved Using Intracardiac Echocardiography?

  • D. J. Callans
  • J.-F. Ren
Conference paper


Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) offers many conceptual advantages in ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation, although presently it is not routinely used. This discussion will focus on the potential application of ICE imaging to ablation procedures for idiopathic and post-infarction VT, as well as the remaining obstacles preventing more wide-scale implementation.


Right Ventricular Ventricular Tachycardia Linear Lesion Intracardiac Echocardiography Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Callans
    • 1
  • J.-F. Ren
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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