Ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a left ventricular assist device


ŞİMŞEK E. , Ozcan E. E. , DEMİR E. , ÖZTÜRK P. , NALBANTGİL S.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.48, no.1, pp.58-63, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2019.06624
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-63

Abstract

The use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to heart transplantation (HTx) or as a destination therapy in patients with a contraindication for HTx is increasing. However, nearly half of the patients with LVAD support experience a ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in the first year. The history of a pre-LVAD VA is one of the most powerful predictors of VA after LVAD implantation. The clinical experience and data about ablation of a VA in patients with an LVAD are limited. There are important issues to be considered before and during the procedure in LVAD patients compared to other VA ablation patients. This is a report of ablation of intractable ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a LVAD.