Endocardial and epicardial mapping and catheter ablation of post myocardial infarction ventricular tachycardia: A substrate modification approach

Mauricio Arruda, Tamer Fahmy, Luciana Armaganijan, Luigi Di Biase, Dimpi Patel, Andrea Natale

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Abstract

Ventricular tachycardia associated with prior myocardial infarction account for significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs despite the favorable outcomes shown by ICD clinical trials. Catheter ablation has been increasingly used as an adjunctive therapy in the management of scar-related ventricular tachycardia. Novel technologies have facilitated the outcomes of current ablation strategies. Three-dimensional mapping systems have allowed identification of the scar substrate, its critical sites in the tachycardia circuit, and selection of ablation sites based on fairly precise electroanatomic substrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catheter ablation
  • Epicardial ablation
  • Post myocardial infarction ventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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