Radiofrequency catheter ablation for postinfarct ventricular tachycardia

John M. Miller, Erica D. Engelstein, William J. Groh, Jeffrey E. Olgin, Thabet Al-Sheikh, Gregory T. Altemose

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Abstract

Catheter mapping and radiofrequency ablation of postinfarct sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) remain one of the greatest challenges for the electrophysiologist. Although there were no major breakthroughs during the past year, several refinements and clarifications of existing mapping criteria were published. In addition, initial reports appeared describing new mapping systems and ablation technologies that may significantly impact the way ablation studies are performed as well as the way in which they affect success rates. Uncertainties remain as to how effective catheter ablation will be as a long-term cure for this type of VT. For the foreseeable future, catheter ablation in postinfarct VT will remain adjunctive rather than primary therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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