Catheter Ablation for Control of Ventricular Tachycardia: A Report of the Percutaneous Cardiac Mapping and Ablation Registry: Fulgaration dans le Traitement des Tachycardies Ventriculaires: Rapport du Registre Mondiol

G. THOMAS EVANS, MELVIN M. SCHEINMAN, MELVIN M. SCHEINMAN, DOUGLAS P. ZIPES, DAVID BENDITT, A. JOHN CAMM, NABIL EL‐SHERIF, JOHN FISHER, GUY FONTAINE, LARRY GERMAN, GEOFFREY HARTZLER, MARK JOSEPHSON, FRED MORADY, JEREMY RUSKIN

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Abstract

Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia is a procedure of last resort in critically ill patients. The Percutaneous Cardiac Mapping and Ablation Registry was able to collect data on 88 patients undergoing ablation of ventricular tachycardia foci. The mean following interval for the group was 10 ± 8 months. Results were divided into three categories: Group I patients remained asymptomatic and were on no antiarrhythmic medications (33%); Group II remained asymptomatic and took antiarrhythmic agents (38%): Group III patients were considered unsuccessful and consisted of 29 percent of the total. More than one‐third of patients received two shocks; the remainder received from one to five shocks. Overall mortality included four procedure‐related deaths and total follow‐up mortality was 25 percent. Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia should he undertaken only in highly specialized centers with an expert and experienced electrophysiologist with immediate surgical back‐up available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1391-1395
Number of pages5
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1986

Keywords

  • catheter ablation
  • ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    EVANS, G. THOMAS., SCHEINMAN, MELVIN. M., SCHEINMAN, MELVIN. M., ZIPES, DOUGLAS. P., BENDITT, DAVID., CAMM, A. JOHN., EL‐SHERIF, NABIL., FISHER, JOHN., FONTAINE, GUY., GERMAN, LARRY., HARTZLER, GEOFFREY., JOSEPHSON, MARK., MORADY, FRED., & RUSKIN, JEREMY. (1986). Catheter Ablation for Control of Ventricular Tachycardia: A Report of the Percutaneous Cardiac Mapping and Ablation Registry: Fulgaration dans le Traitement des Tachycardies Ventriculaires: Rapport du Registre Mondiol. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 9(6), 1391-1395. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.1986.tb06729.x