What is the role of Radiofrequency ablation in treatment of ventricular tachycardia in patients with structural heart disease?
In patients with VT due to structural heart disease (eg. Coronary artery disease), catheter ablation is used as adjunctive therapy to the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). (eg, in patients with frequent ICD therapies/discharges). The sucess rates are modest and risks of procedure are often small. It is a reasonable alternative for patients in whom medical therapy is undesired, unsuccessful, or poorly tolerated.