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Ventricular Tachycardia / Fibrillation Ablation: The state of the Art based on the VeniceChart International Consensus Document

ISBN: 978-1-4443-1708-4
152 pages
October 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Preface, vi

List of Contributors, vii

VeniceChart Task Force Composition, xxiii

1 Epidemiology, Classifi cation, and Clinical Impact of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation 1

2 Anatomy of Right/Left Ventricles and Surrounding Structures in Health and Disease 46

3 Pathophysiology and Mechanisms of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation 66

4 Electrocardiogram Features of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation as Expression of the Underlying Mechanisms and Site of Origin 79

5 Pre- and Intraprocedural Management 88

6 Mapping Methods for Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation 98

7 Imaging Tools, Energy Sources and Catheters for Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation Ablation, 117

8 Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation in Patients with Structural Heart Disease: Techniques and Results 132

9 Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation in Patients without Structural Heart Disease: Techniques and Results 183

10 Acute and Periprocedural Complications 205

11 Post-ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Follow-up Management 219

12 Surgical Ablation 227

13 Indications to Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation Ablation and Hybrid Therapy 237

14 Future Tools and Treatment Options for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation 258

Index 273

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