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Early mortality risk persists after ventricular tachycardia ablation

May 28, 2017

A percentage of patients with scar-related ventricular tachycardia who underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation experienced early mortality, which may have been predicted by procedural and clinical outcomes, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“Our study systematically describes the occurrence of postprocedural [early mortality] in patients undergoing [radiofrequency catheter ablation] of scar-related [ventricular tachycardia], and it is essential for understanding the rates of in-hospital and early postdischarge mortality in this complex patient population, allowing for direct comparison with similar indicators developed for other interventional and surgical cardiac procedures,” Pasquale Santangeli, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues wrote.

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