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Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020 Jan;48(1):58-63. doi: 10.5543/tkda.2019.06624.

[Ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a left ventricular assist device].

[Article in Turkish]

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Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.


The use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to heart transplantation (HTx) or as a destination therapy in patients with a contraindication for HTx is increasing. However, nearly half of the patients with LVAD support experience a ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in the first year. The history of a pre-LVAD VA is one of the most powerful predictors of VA after LVAD implantation. The clinical experience and data about ablation of a VA in patients with an LVAD are limited. There are important issues to be considered before and during the procedure in LVAD patients compared to other VA ablation patients. This is a report of ablation of intractable ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a LVAD.

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