Optimal antiarrhythmic drug therapy for electrical storm

Dan Sorajja, Thomas M. Munger, Win Kuang Shen

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Abstract

Electrical storm, defined as 3 or more separate episodes of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation within 24 hours, carries significant morbidity and mortality. These unstable ventricular arrhythmias have been described with a variety of conditions including ischemic heart disease, structural heart disease, and genetic conditions. While implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation and ablation may be indicated and required, antiarrhythmic medication remains an important adjunctive therapy for these persons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-34
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Biomedical Research
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Antiarrhythmic medication
  • Electrical storm
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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