Surgery of refractory ventricular tachycardia by Nd-YAG photoablation

  • P. Mesnildrey
  • F. Laborde
  • J. P. Fauchier
  • A. Piwnica
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 71)


Refractory ventricular tachyarrhythmias are a frequent etiology of sudden cardiac death and many therapies have been proposed in the last years to reduce this rate: new antiarrhythmic drugs, catheter ablation, surgery, implantation of an internal defibrillator.


Ventricular Tachycardia Laser Photoablation Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Lateral Myocardial Infarction Posterior Myocardial Infarction 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mesnildrey
    • 1
  • F. Laborde
    • 1
  • J. P. Fauchier
    • 1
  • A. Piwnica
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular SurgeryHopital Lariboisière, CHU TOURSParisFrance

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