Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia: Indications and techniques

Eric J. Kessler, Bradley P. Knight*

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Abstract

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) may be secondary to many different underlying pathophysiologies. The nature of the underlying disorder determines amenability to catheter ablation, thus, dictating the circumstances under which it should be undertaken. The differing substrates also influence the choice of techniques that are used. The most intensively studied clinical subgroup of VT is re-entrant VT in the setting of ischemic heart disease. The approach to ablation in such patients is discussed in detail. Subsequent discussion focuses on other clinically encountered varieties of VT and the ablation methods used in each individual disease state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)977-988
Number of pages12
JournalExpert review of cardiovascular therapy
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

Keywords

  • Catheter ablation
  • Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia
  • Stable ventricular tachycardia
  • Unstable ventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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