Role of Electrophysiological Testing, Intracardiac Defibrillator Implantation, and Concomitant Surgical Procedures in Patients with Left Ventricular Aneurysms Presenting with Ventricular Tachycardia

  • V Rao Parachuri
  • Srilakshmi M. Adhyapak
  • A. G. Ravi Kishore
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Abstract

Although the occurrence of sudden cardiac death has decreased substantially after surgical ventricular restoration, its persistence in some patients is a cause of immense concern. These patients constitute a different subset from the patients enrolled in the MADIT trials. The patients eligible for the MADIT trial with subsequent ICD implantation were selected solely on the basis of left ventricular ejection fraction. These patients did not have distinct left ventricular aneurysms and areas of contractile myocardium.

Keywords

Stratification Cardiomyopathy Amiodarone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V Rao Parachuri
    • 1
  • Srilakshmi M. Adhyapak
    • 2
  • A. G. Ravi Kishore
    • 3
  1. 1.Heart Lung Transplantation ProgramNarayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical SciencesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySt. John’s Medical College HospitalBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Electrophysiology and arrhythmiasNarayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical SciencesBangaloreIndia

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