The clinical indications and contraindications for the use of the encircling endocardial ventriculotomy (EEV) in the treatment of refractory ischemic ventricular tachycardia are discussed. Our rationale for employing a variety of approaches including the EEV, endocardial resection, and cryosurgery is presented. The surgical technique of the EEV and the surgical results of indirect and direct operations are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine