May 13, 2020

Stereotactic arrhythmia radioablation (STAR) in patients with ventricular tachycardia: a meta-analysis of efficacy and safety outcomes.

MedRxiv : the Preprint Server for Health Sciences
GUSTAVO Arruda VianiL. I. de Fendi


Objectives: The effectiveness and safety of STAR in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) to catheter ablation are limited to small series. We performed a meta-analysis of observational studies to summarize existing data about efficacy and toxicity following START for VT. Methods: Eligible studies were identified on Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and the proceedings of annual meetings through March 2020. We followed the PRISMA and MOOSE guidelines. An estimative of % VT burden reduction at 6 months higher than 85% was considered effective. A rate of any grade 3 or higher toxicity lower than 10% and no grade 4 or 5 were considered safe. Results: Four observational studies with a total of 39 patients treated were included. The % of VT burden reduction at 6 months was 91% (CI95% from 83 to 100%). The consumption of lower than 2 anti-arrhythmia drugs (AAD) at 6 months was 81%. The ejection fraction improved in 12.8%, unchanged 82%, and decreased by 5.2%. The overall survival (OS) was 92% and 82 % in 6 and 12 months. The cardiac death and disease-specific survival at 12 months were 12% and 88.5%. Late grade 3 toxicity 5% with no grade 4-5. Conclusion: STAR produced satisfactory % of VT burden reduction, with ...Continue Reading

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Mentioned in this Paper

Cardiac Ablation
Clinical Trials
STAR protein, human
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Meta Analysis (Statistical Procedure)
General Medical Practice
Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia
Cardiac Death

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