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A 56-year-old female asked:

I've been told a vt ablation is very unusual. under what criteria should it be performed?

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Dr. Sergio Cossu
Cardiology 34 years experience
For refractory VT: Vt is a reentrant rhythm occurringusually in the region of previous scar tissue in the left ventricle (previous infarct). The primary therapy for patients with cardiomyopathy is implantation of an icd. Patients who have recurrent therapy from thier icd and unresponsive to antiarrhythmic drugs then ablation is considered. There are VT ablations performed in patients with normal hearts as well.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Vt: Not that unusual , if you have monomorphic VT requiring treatment then ablation is reasonable to cure it
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Vt : By ablation is not unusual but is done often as a palliative procedure

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