Epicardial approach to the ablation of ventricular tachycardia in coronary artery disease: an alternative or ancillary approach.

Abstract

In this issue of the Journal, Sosa et al. (1) evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of an epicardial approach to ablate ventricular tachycardia secondary to myocardial infarction. Sosa and his colleagues have recently introduced the technique of epicardial mapping to approach and ablate ventricular tachycardia due to Chagas’ disease (2,3). The technique involves introducing a standard ablation catheter into the pericardial space using a subxiphoid pericardial puncture technique (4). Having successfully ablated ventricular tachycardia due to Chagas’ disease in which the reentrant circuits are presumed to be epicardial, the authors speculated that a similar technique could be used to treat

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@article{Josephson2000EpicardialAT, title={Epicardial approach to the ablation of ventricular tachycardia in coronary artery disease: an alternative or ancillary approach.}, author={Mark E. Josephson}, journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology}, year={2000}, volume={35 6}, pages={1450-2} }