Epicardial Access for Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation: Experience With the Needle-in-needle Technique

Publication date: Available online 5 April 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Ignasi Anguera, Marta Aceña, Zoraida Moreno-Wiedmann, Paolo D. Dallaglio, Andrea Di Marco, Marcos Rodríguez
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): Josef Kautzner, Petr Peichl
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Source: Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
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