- 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.
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
A forefront researche. Dr. Natale focuses on innovative advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. His goal is to benefit patient care through technologies such as robotic devices and specialized ablation catheters.