[Ablation of ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a left ventricular assist device]

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020 Jan;48(1):58-63. doi: 10.5543/tkda.2019.06624.
[Article in Turkish]


The use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to heart transplantation (HTx) or as a destination therapy in patients with a contraindication for HTx is increasing. However, nearly half of the patients with LVAD support experience a ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in the first year. The history of a pre-LVAD VA is one of the most powerful predictors of VA after LVAD implantation. The clinical experience and data about ablation of a VA in patients with an LVAD are limited. There are important issues to be considered before and during the procedure in LVAD patients compared to other VA ablation patients. This is a report of ablation of intractable ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a LVAD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheter Ablation
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / complications*
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Assist Devices*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular / complications
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular / surgery*