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Cardiac stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for refractory ventricular arrhythmias: A radical alternative? A narrative review of rationale and cardiological aspects

Abstract : Ventricular arrhythmias are serious life-threatening cardiac disorders. Despite many technological improvements, a non-negligible number of patients present refractory ventricular tachycardias, resistant to a catheter ablation procedure, placing these patients in a therapeutic impasse. Recently, a cardiac stereotactic radioablative technique has been developed to treat patients with refractory ventricular arrhythmias, as a bail out strategy. This new therapeutic option historically brings together two fields of expertise unknown to each other, pointing out the necessity of an optimal partnership between cardiologists and radiation oncologists. As described in this narrative review, the understanding of cardiological aspects of the technique for radiation oncologists and treatment technical aspects comprehension for cardiologists represent a major challenge for the application and the future development of this promising treatment.
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Karim Benali, Julien Bellec, Nicolas Jaksic, Pierre Caille, Louis Rigal, et al.. Cardiac stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for refractory ventricular arrhythmias: A radical alternative? A narrative review of rationale and cardiological aspects. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Elsevier, 2021, ⟨10.1016/j.jmir.2021.09.007⟩. ⟨hal-03414452⟩

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