What next after failed septal ventricular tachycardia ablation?

Roten, Laurent; Derval, Nicolas; Pascale, Patrizio; Jais, Pierre; Coste, Pierre; Sacher, Frederic (2012). What next after failed septal ventricular tachycardia ablation? Indian pacing and electrophysiology journal, 12(4), pp. 180-185. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Group

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Ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) by conventional radiofrequency ablation can be impossible if the ventricular wall at the targeted ablation site is very thick, as for example the ventricular septum. We present a case of a patient with incessant, non-sustained slow VT originating from the septal part of the lower outflow tracts. Radiofrequency catheter ablation from both ventricles as well as from the anterior cardiac vein were not successful. Both high power radiofrequency ablation and bipolar radiofrequency ablation neither were successfull. Finally, ethanol ablation of the first septal perforator successfully terminated arrhythmia. We discuss the possibilities to overcome failed conventional radiofrequency VT ablation of a septal focus.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


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

UniBE Contributor:

Roten, Laurent


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Group




Laurent Roten

Date Deposited:

06 Jun 2014 12:58

Last Modified:

06 Jun 2014 12:58

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

bipolar radiofrequency ablation, ethanol ablation, ventricular tachycardia



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