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14 Outcomes for catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia: results from a high volume single centre
  1. R Colleran1,
  2. S Tuohy2,
  3. C McCann1,
  4. J Galvin1,
  5. E Keelan1,
  6. R Sheahan1,
  7. B Glover1
  1. 1Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin, Ireland


Introduction Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is recommended in patients with sustained monomorphic VT, including VT terminated by an ICD when anti arrhythmic drug therapy is either ineffective or not tolerated as well as in patients with incessant VT.

Aim The aim of this study was to determine the success and complications for VT ablations performed in a single high volume centre. We also sought to describe the indications and procedural parameters involved in performing such procedures.

Methods Retrospective data from consecutive VT ablations was examined over a 2 year period.

Results 60 VT ablations were performed in 42 patients. Baseline and procedural data are displayed in the Table 1 below.

Abstract 14 Table 1

Baseline and procedural data

Ninety per cent of patients who underwent ablation for VT were VT free within 24 h. 21.7% of patients had recurrent sustained VT within 6 weeks of their procedure. There were no significant procedural complications.

Conclusion Catheter ablation for the management of VT appears to be an effective strategy. This procedure continues to carry significant potential complications although in this cohort there were none.

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