A member asked:

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

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Sergio Cossu answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered Jan 14, 2016



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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu answered

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology

Not that unusual , if you have monomorphic VT requiring treatment then ablation is reasonable to cure it

Answered Jul 18, 2015


Dr. Sheldon Brownstein answered

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology

By ablation is not unusual but is done often as a palliative procedure

Answered Nov 5, 2016



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