Cryoablation of arrhythmias from the interventricular septum: Initial experience with a new biventricular approach

J. Krafchek, G. M. Lawrie, C. R C Wyndham

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Abstract

The use of cryothermy in addition to other newer surgical techniques has improved the outcome for patients undergoing operation for ventricular tachycardia. However, the depth to which the cryothermic lesions penetrate the myocardium may be a limiting factor in some situations. In an attempt to overcome this problem, we applied cryothermia from both sides using a new biventricular approach in five patients with documented interventricular septal foci. The advantages, disadvantages, and possible indications for the use of this approach are discussed, as are methods for avoiding potential complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-427
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume91
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cryoablation of arrhythmias from the interventricular septum: Initial experience with a new biventricular approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this