Early Experience in Endocardial Fulguration for the Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia

Long-term Follow-up
  • R. Frank
  • G. Fontaine
  • J. L. Tonet
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 81)


We call fulguration the destruction of a small amount of myocardium by an electric shock delivered through an endocavitary catheter. This method was first applied on the His bundle for the creation of therapeutic AV block by Scheinman [1] and Gallagher [2] in 1982. It has been applied the first time in 1983 for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia by Hartzler [3] and Puech [4].


Ventricular Tachycardia Catheter Ablation Antiarrhythmic Therapy Amiodarone Therapy Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia 
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  • R. Frank
  • G. Fontaine
  • J. L. Tonet

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