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Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients with Structural Heart Disease: Pathophysiologic Considerations to Simplify the Selection of the Target Sites

  • J. Farré
  • J. M. Rubio
  • A. Negrete
  • M. Nogueira
  • J. Romero
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Abstract

Atrionodal reentrant tachycardiac and tachyarrhythmias related to accessory atrioventricular pathways can be successfully treated with radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) techniques with a low incidence of complications (1–4). In patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT), RFCA faces clinical, electrophysiologic, anatomic, and methodologic difficulties not found in the above two situations (Table 1). To be amenable to RFCA, the clinically occurring VT has to be reproducibly inducible in the electrophysiology laboratory, well tolerated, and sustained enough to be mappable.

Keywords

Ventricular Tachycardia Catheter Ablation Structural Heart Disease Exit Site Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Farré
    • 1
  • J. M. Rubio
    • 1
  • A. Negrete
    • 1
  • M. Nogueira
    • 1
  • J. Romero
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrophysiology Laboratory Arrhythmia and Coronary Care UnitsServicio de Cardiología, Fundación Jiménez DíazMadridSpain

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