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Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications

Tag: sudden cardiac death

Changing the Way We “See” Scar: How Multimodality Imaging Fits in the Electrophysiology Laboratory

Changing the Way We “See” Scar: How Multimodality Imaging Fits in the Electrophysiology Laboratory Author: Wokhlu, Anita Substrate characterization is the mainstay of ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT). Although the use of electroanatomic voltage mapping (EAVM) in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory has enabled real-time approximation of myocardial scar, it has limitations. This is related to the […]

Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

The Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Practical Review and Real-World Use and Application Authors: Panna, Mark E.; Miles, William M. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a novel technology using a subcutaneous (extrathoracic) system for treatment of potential lethal ventricular arrhythmias. It avoids many of the risks of transvenous ICD implantation. It may be considered in […]

Athletes and Arrhythmias

Athletes and Arrhythmias Authors: Jansen, Michael J.; Burke, Floyd W. Sudden cardiac death related to athletic competition is a rare but tragic event. The victims are typically young with no previous cardiovascular symptoms or limitations. The majority of sudden cardiac death events in athletes are due to ventricular arrhythmias as a result of underlying molecular and/or […]

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