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VT ablation

Mukund A Prabhu, B V Srinivas Prasad, Anees Thajudeen, Narayanan Namboodiri
INTRODUCTION: Bundle branch reentry as a mechanism of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is not described. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old woman with left ventricular (LV) EMF had VT needing cardioversion. She had mitral regurgitation and left bundle branch block, but no LV dilation or heart failure. During electrophysiological study, clinical VT could be easily induced, and it was confirmed to be bundle branch reentrant VT (BBRVT). She was treated with ablation of the right bundle branch...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Antonio Berruezo, Juan Acosta, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Alonso Pedrote, Alberto Barrera, Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Andrés Ignacio Bodegas, Ignasi Anguera, Luis Tercedor, Diego Penela, David Andreu, Rosario Jesus Perea, Susana Prat-González, Lluis Mont
BACKGROUND: First-line endoepicardial ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation has been proposed for patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC). This study reports procedural safety, outcomes, and predictors of recurrence. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-one consecutive patients [12 with left ventricle (LV) involvement, 7 left-dominant] underwent first-line endoepicardial VT substrate ablation. Standard bipolar and unipolar thresholds were used to define low-voltage areas (LVA)...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Daniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli, Simon A Castro, Rajeev K Pathak, Jackson J Liang, Tatsuya Hayashi, Silvia Magnani, Fermin C Garcia, Mathew D Hutchinson, Gregory G Supple, David S Frankel, Michael P Riley, David Lin, Robert D Schaller, Sanjay Dixit, Erica S Zado, David J Callans, Francis E Marchlinski
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation (CA) of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy can be challenging because of the complexity of underlying substrates. We sought to determine the long-term outcomes of endocardial and adjuvant epicardial CA in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 282 consecutive patients (aged 59±15 years, 80% males) with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy who underwent CA. Ablation was guided by activation/entrainment mapping for tolerated VT and pacemapping/targeting of abnormal electrograms for unmappable VT...
October 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Bingbo Hou, Lihui Zheng, Guodong Niu, Lingmin Wu, Yu Qiao, Wei Sun, Ligang Ding, Gang Chen, Shu Zhang, Reginald Liew, Yan Yao
AIMS: This study was aimed to report the characteristics and treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT) following surgical treatment of pulmonary stenosis with intact ventricular septum. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five patients underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation for sustained monomorphic left bundle branch block (LBBB) type VT who previously underwent surgical treatment of pulmonary stenosis. Except stimulation, voltage and activation mapping was performed using three-dimensional (3D) electro-anatomic mapping and ablation was applied accordingly...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ahmed Karim Talib, Akihiko Nogami, Itsuro Morishima, Yasushi Oginosawa, Kenji Kurosaki, Shinya Kowase, Yuki Komatsu, Kenji Kuroki, Miyako Igarashi, Yukio Sekiguchi, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: The most common form of idiopathic Purkinje-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) is the reentrant type. We describe the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of focal non-reentrant fascicular tachycardia. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 530 idiopathic VT patients who were referred for ablation, we identified 15 (2.8%) with non-reentrant fascicular tachycardia (11 men, 45±21 years). Sinus rhythm ECG showed normal conduction intervals with a His-ventricular interval of 41±4 ms...
October 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
C G Robinson, R Kashani, J D Bradley, M C Roach, S Mutic, M Schill, P S Cuculich
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Qiang Liu, Michael Shehata, Ruhong Jiang, Lu Yu, Shiquan Chen, Jun Zhu, Ashkan Ehdaie, Ali A Sovari, Eugenio Cingolani, Sumeet S Chugh, Chenyang Jiang, Xunzhang Wang
BACKGROUND: The underlying mechanisms of reentry during left posterior fascicular ventricular tachycardia (LPF-VT) remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to describe the components of LPF-VT reentry circuit and their electrophysiological properties. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fourteen consecutive patients with LPF-VT underwent electrophysiology study and radiofrequency ablation. Via a multipolar electrode catheter placed from a retrograde aortic approach, a sharp inflection, high-frequency potential (P1) was detected in 9 patients (64%)...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Keita Masuda, Akihiko Nogami, Kenji Kuroki, Miyako Igarashi, Yukio Sekiguchi, Yuki Komatsu, Shinya Kowase, Kenji Kurosaki, Shuzo Nishihara, Koichiro Niwa, Taketsugu Tsuchiya, Masayuki Igawa, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation is an effective therapy for ventricular fibrillation (VF) arising from the Purkinje system in ischemic heart disease. However, some patients experience newly emergent monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) after the ablation of VF. We evaluated the prevalence and mechanism of monomorphic VT after VF ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-one consecutive patients with primary VF because of ischemic heart disease who underwent catheter ablation were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Borislav Dinov, Kerstin Bode, Sebastian Koenig, Sabrina Oebel, Philipp Sommer, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Arash Arya
BACKGROUND: Inducibility of ventricular tachycardia (VT) has limited ability to predict recurrent VT after catheter ablation (CA). We sought to correlate the signal-averaged ECG (SAECG) with the endocardial scar characteristics in patients with ischemic VTs. We suggest that successful CA can result in normalization of the SAECG. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients (42 male; aged 67±10 years, ejection fraction 34±12%) with ischemic VTs were prospectively enrolled...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Carsten W Israel, Tatsiana Burmistrava
Optimal implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) programming can reduce the incidence of inappropriate shock therapy and improve prognosis in patients with an ICD. Only after results from randomized trials became available was the "safety first" feeling overcome that mandated early shock therapy, waived the use of antitachycardia pacing and forced shock therapy after a time of 30 s expired, even if tachycardia discriminators would have withheld the therapy. The strong evidence to limit ICD therapy to longer ventricular tachycardia (VT) should not result in individually dangerous ICD programming, particularly in patients with a high risk of slow VT (known monomorphic VT, post VT ablation, during treatment with amiodarone, very dilated left ventricle)...
September 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Deniz Akdis, Corinna Brunckhorst, Firat Duru, Ardan M Saguner
This overview gives an update on the molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). ACM is mostly hereditary and associated with mutations in genes encoding proteins of the intercalated disc. Three subtypes have been proposed: the classical right-dominant subtype generally referred to as ARVC/D, biventricular forms with early biventricular involvement and left-dominant subtypes with predominant LV involvement. Typical symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmic (pre)syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmias, which typically occur in athletes...
August 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
José Amado, Nuno Marques, Rui Candeias, Paula Gago, Ilídio de Jesus
The authors present the case of a 34-year-old male patient seen in our department due to palpitations. On the electrocardiogram monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) was documented, treated successfully with amiodarone. The subsequent study revealed a normal echocardiogram and an apical aneurysm of the left ventricle on magnetic resonance imaging, confirmed by computed tomography coronary angiography that also excluded coronary disease. He underwent an electrophysiological study to determine the origin of the VT and to perform catheter ablation using electroanatomical mapping...
October 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Lingmin Wu, Yanlai Lu, Yan Yao, Lihui Zheng, Gang Chen, Ligang Ding, Bingbo Hou, Yu Qiao, Wei Sun, Shu Zhang
As a new complication, new-onset ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) post atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation have not been well defined. This prospective study aimed to describe the details of new-onset VAs post AF ablation in a large study cohort.One thousand fifty-three consecutive patients who underwent the first radiofrequency catheter ablation for AF were enrolled. All patients had no evidence of pre-ablation VAs. New-onset VAs were defined as new-onset ventricular tachycardia (VT) or premature ventricular contractions (PVC) ≥1000/24 h within 1 month post ablation...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Banu Evranos, Ugur Canpolat, Duygu Kocyigit, Cem Coteli, Hikmet Yorgun, Kudret Aytemir
Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) are known to result in significant morbidity and mortality rates in patients with both ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Although catheter ablation has emerged as an adjunct treatment strategy in the management of VAs, 1-year follow-up data have revealed that ventricular tachycardia (VT)-free survival rate is ∼50%. Up to now, a few small case series with short-term follow-up have reported reduced VT recurrence after application of renal sympathetic denervation (RSDN) in patients with refractory VAs...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Xiangmin Shi, Zhuo Liang, Jian Li, Jianping Guo, Zhaoliang Shan, Yutang Wang
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and premature contraction originating from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) usually appear in healthy individuals. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is highly effective at resolving this type of arrhythmia. Refractory VT of RVOT is uncommon and occasionally results from cardiac metastasis of extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcomas (ESMC). ESMC is a rare malignant tumor arising from soft tissues. The current study presents the case of a 25-year-old male with severe VT arising from RVOT due to metastasis of an ESMC that originally occurred in the retroperitoneum...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Saurabh Kumar, Samuel H Baldinger, Jorge Romero, Akira Fujii, Saagar N Mahida, Usha B Tedrow, William G Stevenson
INTRODUCTION: Substrate-based ablation for scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) has gained prominence: however, there is limited data comparing it to ablation guided predominantly by activation and entrainment mapping of inducible and hemodynamically tolerated VTs. We compared the acute procedural efficacy and outcomes of predominantly substrate-based ablation versus ablation guided predominantly by activation and entrainment mapping. METHODS AND RESULTS: Database searches through April 2016 identified 6 eligible studies (enrolling 403 patients, with 1 randomized study) comparing the 2 strategies...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
David S Frankel, Roderick Tung, Pasquale Santangeli, Wendy S Tzou, Marmar Vaseghi, Luigi Di Biase, Koichi Nagashima, Usha Tedrow, T Jared Bunch, Venkatakrishna N Tholakanahalli, Raghuveer Dendi, Madhu Reddy, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Timm Dickfeld, J Peter Weiss, Nilesh Mathuria, Pasquale Vergara, Mehul Patel, Shiro Nakahara, Kairav Vakil, William H Sauer, David J Callans, Andrea Natale, William G Stevenson, Paolo Della Bella, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Francis E Marchlinski
Importance: Significant differences have been described between women and men regarding presentation, mechanism, and treatment outcome of certain arrhythmias. Previous studies of ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation have not included sufficient women for meaningful comparison. Objective: To compare outcomes between women and men with structural heart disease undergoing VT ablation. Design, Setting, and Participants: Investigator-initiated, multicenter, observational study performed between 2002 and 2013, conducted by the International VT Ablation Center Collaborative Group, consisting of 12 high-volume ablation centers...
August 24, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Ammar M Killu, Siva K Mulpuru, Mohammed A Al-Hijji, Alan Sugrue, Thomas M Munger, David O Hodge, Christopher J McLeod, Douglas L Packer, Suraj Kapa, Samuel J Asirvatham, Paul A Friedman
Percutaneous epicardial access (EpiAcc) is used in an attempt to improve outcomes of ablation. We aim to report our experience in EpiAcc for management of symptomatic ventricular premature complexes (VPC) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). All patients from January 2004 to July 2014 who underwent EpiAcc as part of a VPC or VT ablation procedure were included. Outcomes between those with endocardial-only (Gp1) and endocardial/epicardial (Gp2) ablation and those for VPC and VT ablation were compared. EpiAcc for VPC or VT ablation was attempted in 173 patients; 10 patients were excluded because of failure of access (n = 7) or no ablation performed (n = 3)...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Jinzhu Hu, Shan Zeng, Qiongqiong Zhou, Wengen Zhu, Zhenyan Xu, Jianhua Yu, Kui Hong
BACKGROUND: At present, the role of ventricular tachycardia (VT) non-inducibility after ablation in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) remains controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis of the published literature to assess whether VT non-inducibility after ablation could predict reduced VT recurrence and mortality in patients with NICM. METHODS: PubMed, ScienceDirect, and the Cochrane library were searched for studies evaluating the effects of VT non-inducibility after catheter ablation on the long-term outcome in NICM patients with sustained VT...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Ping Yang, Lijin Pu, Liuqing Yang, Fang Li, Zhiling Luo, Tao Guo, Baotong Hua, Shumin Li
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of the implantable loop recorder (ILR) in diagnosing atrial fibrillation (AF) and assessing the postoperative efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 32 patients who successfully underwent RFCA were selected. These patients discontinued antiarrhythmic medication with no AF recurrence for more than 3 months after RFCA, and underwent ILR placement by a conventional method. The clinical manifestations and information on arrhythmias recorded by the ILR were followed up to assess the efficacy of AF RFCA...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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