Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a life-threatening condition, which usually implies the need of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator in combination with antiarrhythmic drugs and catheter ablation. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) represents a common form of therapy in oncology, which has emerged as a well-tolerated and promising alternative option for the treatment of refractory VT in patients with structural heart disease. In the STRA-MI-VT trial, we will investigate as primary endpoints safety and efficacy of SBRT for the treatment of recurrent VT in patients not eligible for catheter ablation. Secondary aim will be to evaluate SBRT effects on global mortality, changes in heart function, and in the quality of life during follow-up.
Carbucicchio C, Jereczek-Fossa BA, Andreini D, Catto V, Piperno G, Conte E, Cattani F, Rondi E, Vigorito S, Piccolo C, Bonomi A, Gorini A, Pepa M, Mushtaq S, Fassini G, Moltrasio M, Tundo F, Marvaso G, Veglia F, Orecchia R, Tremoli E, Tondo C. STRA-MI-VT (STereotactic RadioAblation by Multimodal Imaging for Ventricular Tachycardia): rationale and design of an Italian experimental prospective study. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2020 Aug 27.doi: 10.1007/s10840-020-00855-2.