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Is ventricular ectopy a legitimate target for ablation?
  1. T Gumbrielle,
  2. J P Bourke,
  3. S S Furniss
  1. University Department of Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle.


    Radiofrequency ablation has an established role in the treatment of non-ischaemic ventricular tachycardia. A few patients present with symptomatic but benign ventricular ectopy that can be mapped to the right ventricular outflow tract. The successful use of radiofrequency ablation in a patient with drug resistant, symptomatic ventricular ectopy is reported. Radiofrequency ablation may have a useful role in more benign arrhythmias.

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