Bioelectric Effects of High-Energy, Electrical Discharges

  • Phyllis M. Holt
  • E. G. Boyd
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 78)

Abstract

Patients with paroxysmal supraventricular or ventricular tachycardias may find drug therapy ineffective or productive of unacceptable side effects. Until recently the therapeutic alternatives in this situation were antitachycardia pacemakers, which are unsuitable for some patients [1, 2], or surgery with its attendant hazards [3, 4]. The recent development of the high-energy, direct current endocardial ablation technique marked the beginning of a new era of the management of drug resistant tachyarrhythmias.

Keywords

Toxicity Catheter Depression Torque Platinum 

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