Catheter ablation of stable ventricular tachycardia before defibrillator implantation in patients with coronary heart disease (VTACH): a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Kuck, Karl-Heinz; Schaumann, Anselm; Eckardt, Lars; Willems, Stephan; Ventura, Rodolfo; Delacrétaz, Etienne; Pitschner, Heinz-Friedrich; Kautzner, Josef; Schumacher, Burghard; Hansen, Peter S; VTACH study group, (2010). Catheter ablation of stable ventricular tachycardia before defibrillator implantation in patients with coronary heart disease (VTACH): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 375(9708), pp. 31-40. London: Elsevier 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61755-4

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In patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT) and a history of myocardial infarction, intervention with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can prevent sudden cardiac death and thereby reduce total mortality. However, ICD shocks are painful and do not provide complete protection against sudden cardiac death. We assessed the potential benefit of catheter ablation before implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Delacrétaz, Etienne

ISSN:

0140-6736

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61755-4

PubMed ID:

20109864

Web of Science ID:

000273229700029

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1568 (FactScience: 203344)

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