Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Endocardial Resection

Endocardial resection procedure (ERP) is a surgical removal of a portion of left ventricular endocardium and underlying myocardium containing an arrhythmogenic area from the base of an aneurysm or infarction in order to relieve ventricular tachycardia associated with ischemic heart disease. Patients undergoing mapping-directed endocardial resection can be provided with additional protection against recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias or sudden death by implantation of an automatic cardioverter-defibrillator.