Long-term efficacy of single procedure remote magnetic catheter navigation for ablation of ischemic ventricular tachycardia: a retrospective study.

@article{Dinov2012LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term efficacy of single procedure remote magnetic catheter navigation for ablation of ischemic ventricular tachycardia: a retrospective study.},
  author={Borislav B Dinov and Robert Schoenbauer and Agnieska Wojdyla-Hordynska and Frieder Braunschweig and Sergio Richter and David R. Altmann and Philipp Sommer and Thomas Gaspar and Andreas Bollmann and Ulrike Wetzel and Sascha Rolf and Christopher Piorkowski and Gerhard Hindricks and Arash Arya},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={499-505}
}
BACKGROUND Remote magnetic navigation (RMN) aims to reduce some inherent limitations of manual radiofrequency (RF) ablation. However, data comparing the effectiveness of both methods are scarce. This study evaluated the acute and long-term success of RMN guided versus manual RF ablation in patients with ischemic sustained ventricular tachycardia (sVT). METHODS One hundred two consecutive patients (age 68 ± 10 years, LVEF 32 ± 12%, 88 men) with ischemic sVT were ablated with RMN (Stereotaxis… CONTINUE READING