06 Apr Frequent PVCs: Catheter Ablation Improved Left Ventricular Function
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?
Professor He: Elimination of PVCs by catheter ablation can improve LVEF and reverse LV dimensions. The pooled mean change in LVEF post-ablation meets the prespecified borderline (5%) and can be considered clinically effective. Beneficial effects of ablation of frequent PVCs in improving LV function are more significant in patients with reduced LVEF at baseline.
MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Professor He: PVC-associated with LV dysfunction represents a potentially reversible syndrome that deserved catheter ablation although the long-term successful rate needs further improved.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Professor He: Further studies are needed to target which group of patients would benefit the most in cardiac function improvement from frequent PVC ablation.