Cryoablation of arrhythmias from the interventricular septum: Initial experience with a new biventricular approach Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Cryosurgery
  • Heart Septum

abstract

  • The use of cryothermy in addition to other newer surgical techniques has improved the outcome for patients undergoing operation for ventricular tachycardia. However, the depth to which the cryothermic lesions penetrate the myocardium may be a limiting factor in some situations. In an attempt to overcome this problem, we applied cryothermia from both sides using a new biventricular approach in five patients with documented interventricular septal foci. The advantages, disadvantages, and possible indications for the use of this approach are discussed, as are methods for avoiding potential complications.

publication date

  • January 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3951245

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 419

end page

  • 27

volume

  • 91

number

  • 3