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- aDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
- bDepartment of Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Ying Chi Yang, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
Direct-current ablation has been reinvestigated in animal models with considerably good outcomes and safety margins. Its modified version using biphasic energy lowers the current density further, minimizing its complications. We report a first-in-human ablation of ventricular tachycardia using biphasic direct current with short-term success and no procedural complications. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)
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- Received April 27, 2020.
- Revision received June 5, 2020.
- Accepted June 23, 2020.
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