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Cardiovascular highlights from non-cardiology journals
  1. Hussain Contractor,
  2. James M McCabe

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Ablation superior to drugs in recurrent ventricular tachycardia

Nearly 100, 000 implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) are implanted every year in N. America to treat patients at risk of ventricular tachycardia (VT) following myocardial infarction. ICD activation for VT is relatively common and associated with recurrent hospitalizations, reductions in quality of life and mortality. It is therefore important to understand the best course of action to suppress recurrent VT, either through …

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