Successful Open Chest Epicardial Ablation for Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia in an LVAD Recipient

JACC Case Rep

30 July Jul 2021 one month ago
  • Naliato M, Tondo C, Casella M, Apostolo A, Agostoni P, Salvi L, Alamanni F

A patient with history of dilated cardiomyopathy, a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator, and endocardial ablation presented for refractory ventricular tachycardia 3 years after implantation of a Jarvik 2000 left ventricular assist device (Jarvik Heart, Inc., New York, New York). Open-chest epicardial ablation safely and effectively terminated the arrhythmia, without ventricular tachycardia recurrence at 9-month follow-up and in the absence of complications during the hospital stay.

Reference

Successful Open Chest Epicardial Ablation for Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia in an LVAD Recipient. Corona S, Naliato M, Tondo C, Casella M, Apostolo A, Agostoni P, Salvi L, Alamanni F. JACC Case Rep. 2021 Apr 14;3(7):1055-1060. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2021.02.007

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