- Konstantinos P. Letsas, MD, PhDSecond Department of Cardiology, Laboratory of Cardiac Electrophysiology, "Evangelismos" General Hospital of Athens, Athens, GreeceInterests: Cardiac arrhythmias; Electrophysiology; Ablation; Channelopathies
Electroanatomical mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias still remains challenging. Only a minority of patients with structural heart disease have ventricular tachycardias that are reproducibly inducible and hemodynamically tolerated, allowing the detailed delineation of the re-entrant circuit. Three-dimensional electroanatomical substrate mapping and ablation during stable rhythm have been shown to be superior to a strategy targeting only mappable ventricular tachycardias. The identification of “ventricular tachycardia substrate” is a great task for the modern electrophysiologist. Ventricular tachycardia mapping and ablation has been significantly evolved the last years, and new techniques based on three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping systems have been reported.
This special issue of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine will focus on mapping and catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with and without structural heart disease. Our main purpose is to elucidate on novel mapping and ablation techniques for catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias. In addition, the focus of this special Issue is to outline the trends for the future in catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias.
We would like to invite experts in the field of mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia to write comprehensive reviews for Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine Journal. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.
Dr. Konstantinos Letsas and Dr. Konstantinos Vlachos
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- Mitral Valve Prolapse and Mitral Annular Disjunction Arrhythmic Syndromes: Diagnosis, Risk Stratification and ManagementPanagioula Niarchou, Efstathia Prappa, Ioannis Liatakis, Konstantinos Vlachos, ... Konstantinos P. LetsasRev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2022, 23(9), 295; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm230929537Download88Views
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- Right ventricular outflow tract endocardial unipolar substrate mapping: implications in risk stratification of Brugada syndromeKonstantinos P. Letsas, Konstantinos Vlachos, Michael Efremidis, Stylianos Dragasis, ... Adrian BaranchukRev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2022, 23(2), 44; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.rcm230204486Download1Citations303Views
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