Non-Invasive Programmed Stimulation in Hypertensive Patients with Heart Failure and ICD after Renal Sympathetic Denervation

Marcio Galindo Kiuchi, Shaojie Chen


A recent study reported in patients with ICDs and refractory ventricular arrhythmias, that renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) was associated with reduced arrhythmic burden with no procedure-related complications. Our results show that after RSD becomes more difficult to induce VT/VF using NIPS protocol in comparison to patients who received only increase the dosage of β-blocker, and also that the number of subjects who developed VT/VF was 40% lower in the group submitted to RSD, in the third month after ICD implantation.


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