Mechanisms and catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia

Vivek Y. Reddy

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Abstract

In summary, in patients who have structural heart disease, VT usually originates from the left ventricle, is frequently life threatening, and a defibrillator is usually required. Ablation can be successful regardless of the hemodynamic stability of the tachycardia and usually depends on whether or not one can identify the diseased substrate. In the absence of structural heart disease, VT usually originates from the right ventricle and oftentimes the outflow tract. It's typically not life threatening, and first-line therapy can be either drugs or ablation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-203
Number of pages2
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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