Int J Arrhythm.  2018 Jun;19(2):36-62. 10.18501/arrhythmia.2018.006.

2018 KHRS Guidelines for Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias: Part 1

Abstract

Ventricular arrhythmias (VA) are a major cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with known heart disease. Risk assessment and effective prevention of SCD are key issues in these patients. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) insertion effectively treats sustained VA and reduces mortality in patients at high risk of SCD. Appropriate anti-arrhythmic drugs and catheter ablation reduce the VA burden and the occurrence of ICD shocks. In this guideline, authors have described the general examination and medical treatment of patients with VA. Medications and catheter ablation are also used as acute phase therapy for sustained VA.


MeSH Terms

Arrhythmias, Cardiac*
Catheter Ablation*
Catheters*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Defibrillators
Heart Diseases
Humans
Mortality
Risk Assessment
Shock
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