Ventricular Tachycardia / Fibrillation Ablation. The state of the Art based on the VeniceChart International Consensus Document

  • ID: 3766887
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 152 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Describes best practices in Ventricular Tachycardia and Fibrillation Ablation based on a consensus of the world′s leading experts, based on the annual ′Venice Arrythmias′ meeting.
  • Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation has become a widespread, yet controversial,  treatment modality in electrophysiology laboratories.
  • Presents a comprehensive and up–to–date overview of all the most important and debated aspects of atrial fibrillation ablation.
  • Covers all key topics, from pre– and intra–procedural management to best techniques and outcomes for patients with and without structural HD to Indications for VT/VF ablation and hybrid therapy to future tools and treatment options.
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Preface, vi

List of Contributors, vii

VeniceChart Task Force Composition, xxiii

1 Epidemiology, Classifi cation, and Clinical Impact of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation 1

2 Anatomy of Right/Left Ventricles and Surrounding Structures in Health and Disease 46

3 Pathophysiology and Mechanisms of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation 66

4 Electrocardiogram Features of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation as Expression of the Underlying Mechanisms and Site of Origin 79

5 Pre– and Intraprocedural Management 88

6 Mapping Methods for Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation 98

7 Imaging Tools, Energy Sources and Catheters for Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation Ablation, 117

8 Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation in Patients with Structural Heart Disease: Techniques and Results 132

9 Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation in Patients without Structural Heart Disease: Techniques and Results 183

10 Acute and Periprocedural Complications 205

11 Post–ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Follow–up Management 219

12 Surgical Ablation 227

13 Indications to Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation Ablation and Hybrid Therapy 237

14 Future Tools and Treatment Options for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation 258

Index 273

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Andrea Natale
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