Alcohol Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia

Adi Lador, Akanibo Da-Wariboko, Liliana Tavares, Miguel Valderrábano

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Abstract

Catheter-based radiofrequency (RF) ablation is an effective, well-established therapy for ventricular tachycardia (VT). However, a large number of patients still have recurrences, particularly those with substrates arising from intramural locations that are inaccessible through endo- or epicardial catheter approaches. Several unconventional ablation techniques have been proposed to treat RF-refractory VT, including transarterial coronary ethanol ablation and retrograde coronary venous ethanol ablation. We review the evidence regarding the mechanisms, procedural aspects, and alcohol ablation outcomes for ventricular arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 2021

Keywords

  • alcohol ablation
  • LV summit
  • ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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