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Role of Imaging in the Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias

Jacobson, Jason T. MD, FACC, FHRS

doi: 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000263

The management of ventricular arrhythmias (VA) has evolved over time to an advanced discipline, incorporating many technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of the myriad types of VA. The first application of imaging is in the assessment for structural heart disease, as this has the greatest impact on prognosis. Advanced imaging has its greatest utility in the planning and execution of ablation for VA. The following review outlines the application of different imaging modalities, such as ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography, for the treatment of VA.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

Disclosure: Jason T. Jacobson was provided research support (supplies) by Abbott Medical. Jason T. Jacobson acts as speaker at Biotronik and is a consultant at Atricure.

Jason T. Jacobson, MD, FACC, FHRS, Ventricular Arrhythmia Ablation Program, Division of Cardiology, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY 10595. E-mail:

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