Impact of obesity on catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia: In-hospital and 30-day outcomes.
Journal of arrhythmia
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the impact of obesity on catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) is scarce.
METHOD AND RESULTS: We queried the Nationwide Readmissions Database to determine the hospital outcomes and procedural complications of VT ablation among the obese and nonobese populations. Obesity was associated with a more prolonged length of stay (
CONCLUSION: VT ablation could be performed relatively safely among patients with obesity.
Tan MC, Yeo YH, Ang QX, Tan BE, Rattanawong P, Tan JL, et al Impact of obesity on catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia: In-hospital and 30-day outcomes. J Arrhythm. 2023 Jul 4;39(4):672-675. doi: 10.1002/joa3.12892. PMID: 37560290.