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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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1
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
2
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey.
3
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
31974318
DOI:
10.5543/tkda.2019.06624
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