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Winter 2016 WashU Alumni Newsletter (pdf)

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Advances in the Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia – The section of electrophysiology has a
long tradition of innovation in treating atrial arrhythmias. Today electrophysiologist
Philip Cuculich, MD, and radiation oncologist Clifford Robinson, MD are continuing
this long tradition by developing a non-invasive method for treating ventricular
tachycardia (VT), using stereotactic cardiac ablation radiotherapy (a.k.a. the Gamma
Knife). “The procedure is an extension of more than a decade’s worth of technical advancements in precision ablative radiotherapy for tumors,” says Robinson.