3 years ago

Programmed electrical stimulation-guided encircling cryoablation concomitant to surgical ventricular reconstruction for primary prevention of ventricular arrhythmias.

Robert J Klautz, Jerry Braun, Patrick Klein, Adrianus P Wijnmaalen, Carine F van Huls van Taxis, Martin J Schalij, Olaf M Dekkers, Katja Zeppenfeld, Harriette F Verwey
Surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) is an effective treatment to improve left ventricular (LV) function in patients with ischaemic heart failure and an LV anterior-apical aneurysm. Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is an important cause for morbidity and mortality in these patients. Therefore, encircling cryoablation targeting the VA substrate may be required. Programmed electrical stimulation (PES) can identify patients at risk for VA. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and type of VA during long-term follow-up after PES-guided encircling cryoablation concomitant to SVR for primary prevention of VA.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx496

DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx496

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