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Ablation of epicardial premature ventricular contractions in a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy and implementation of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the same procedure [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(7): 646-649 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.17776

Ablation of epicardial premature ventricular contractions in a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy and implementation of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the same procedure

Veysel Kutay Vurgun, Başar Candemir, Ali Timuçin Altın, Ömer Akyürek
Department of Cardiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) can cause clinical deterioration in patients with heart failure and increase the frequency of shocks delivered by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Epicardial PVC/ventricular tachycardia (VT) is seen less often in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Radiofrequency catheter ablation is the most effective treatment option for the management of PVC/VT and can improve cardiac function. Presently described is a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy and frequent PVCs and VT runs with multiple ICD therapies who was treated with simultaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation in the anterior interventricular vein and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator upgrade in the same procedure.

Keywords: Cardiac resynchronization therapy, ischemic cardiomyopathy, premature ventricular contraction; radiofrequency ablation.

Veysel Kutay Vurgun, Başar Candemir, Ali Timuçin Altın, Ömer Akyürek. Ablation of epicardial premature ventricular contractions in a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy and implementation of cardiac resynchronization therapy in the same procedure. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(7): 646-649

Corresponding Author: Veysel Kutay Vurgun, Türkiye
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