Localization of Ventricular Arrhythmias for Catheter Ablation: The Role of Surface Electrocardiogram

Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


The surface ECG is a valuable mapping tool in patients with idiopathic and scar-related ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). A detailed analysis of 12-lead ECG can provide useful information in localizing the VA site of origin. This might help tailoring the ablation strategy to optimize procedural duration, increase the probability of success, and prevent complications. The aim of this article is to review the ECG features of both idiopathic and scar-related VAs and discuss their potential implications for optimizing the ablation strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-354
Number of pages22
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Catheter ablation
  • Electrocardiography
  • Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias
  • Site of origin
  • Structural heart disease
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


Dive into the research topics of 'Localization of Ventricular Arrhythmias for Catheter Ablation: The Role of Surface Electrocardiogram'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this