Sudden death is a common cause of mortality in patients with ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Although implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have reduced the risk of sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmias, recurrent ventricular tachycardia (VT) may result in ICD shocks that can substantially affect patient quality of life. Antiarrhythmic drug therapy and catheter ablation are the most frequent and scientifically proven strategies to reduce VT burden. Additionally, novel alternative strategies for VT management such as neuromodulation, noninvasive radiation ablation, coronary venous and arterial ethanol ablation, and surgical/hybrid ablation are increasingly being used for certain patients with VT. This Special Issue is specifically aimed at presenting the current status of VT management in patients with structural heart disease. It will cover VT substrates in patients with different types of cardiomyopathies, techniques and outcomes of catheter ablation, strategies to improve safety and efficacy of ablation, as well as alternative and adjunctive novel VT management strategies.
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Dr. Jackson J. Liang
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