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Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials



Patients with ischemic heart disease may have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) implanted for primary or secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Although ICD shocks can be life saving, in some patients, they have been associated with increased mortality and/or morbidity. 242 more words


Medical Update Part 3: The Exercise Stress Test

Continued from Medical Testing Updates: Part 1, Part 2, Part 2.5, Part 3:Cardiac MRI

Two days after the cardiac MRI, we were driving back up to the hospital once again. 2,235 more words

Chronic Illness

How to Save a Life

My friends and I were having a great time Friday night. The music the live band was playing was slamming hot! We were outside in the middle of town along with about 500 of “our closest friends,” and were dancing, talking and generally having a great time. 1,049 more words

The Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD)

After three blog posts to the fascinating technology of leadless pacemakers, some of you might already be wondering, if industry and heart rhythm specialists are working on leadless defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices (CRTs), too. 1,088 more words

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Cardiac ablation: my journey

I had the most irrational thought whilst under sedation for my cardiac ablation:

This is quite relaxing really!

Given that catheters were, at that point, travelling through a vein at the top of my leg to reach my heart, I think it is safe to assume that the sedative was doing its job!

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Ectopic Heartbeats And Laser Ablation