Prophylactic catheter ablation for the prevention of defibrillator therapy.

  title={Prophylactic catheter ablation for the prevention of defibrillator therapy.},
  author={Vivek Y. Reddy and Matthew R. Reynolds and Petr Neu{\vz}il and Allison W Richardson and Milo{\vs} T{\'a}borsk{\'y} and Krit Jongnarangsin and Stepan Kralovec and Lucie {\vS}ediv{\'a} and Jeremy N. Ruskin and Mark E. Josephson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={357 26},
BACKGROUND For patients who have a ventricular tachyarrhythmic event, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are a mainstay of therapy to prevent sudden death. However, ICD shocks are painful, can result in clinical depression, and do not offer complete protection against death from arrhythmia. We designed this randomized trial to examine whether prophylactic radiofrequency catheter ablation of arrhythmogenic ventricular tissue would reduce the incidence of ICD therapy. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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