Ventricular tachycardia treatment

The frequency of arrhythmias from the main chambers of the heart is increasing due to rising life expectancy and better drug therapies - especially in patients who have suffered a heart attack and severely impaired pump function. If drug therapy fails, catheter ablation is used.

Catheter ablation is increasingly being used primarily in young patients without structural heart changes, as they do not want to take medication for the rest of their lives or because it is associated with side effects. Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia is mainly performed endovascularly (“from the inside”), but may also be necessary epicardially. The pericardium is punctured from the outside under the sternum and the catheters are navigated in the pericardium.

Sclerotherapy of a ventricular tachycardia from the left ventricle (purple)

Treatment team

Rhythmology team

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University Hospital Zurich
University Heart Center Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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