Use of Cardioplegia to Guide Alcohol Ablation for Incessant Ventricular Tachycardia

Sun Moon Kim, Sebastiano Virgadamo, John Gurley, Claude S. Elayi

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Incessant scar-related reentrant ventricular tachycardia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In patients not amenable to emergent radiofrequency catheter ablation, selective transcoronary alcohol ablation has been successfully performed. In our case study, we introduce the novel use of cardioplegia as a mapping technique for identification of the critical ventricular tachycardia isthmus to guide efficient transcoronary alcohol ablation and prevent unnecessary myocardial damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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  • alcohol ablation
  • cardioplegia
  • catheter ablation
  • percutaneous coronary intervention
  • ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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