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

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Drug therapy
Implantable Defibrillators
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Myocardial Ischemia
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Heart Diseases
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Morbidity
Drug Therapy
Mortality
Ablation
Therapeutics

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Optimal antiarrhythmic drug therapy for electrical storm. / Sorajja, Dan; Munger, Thomas M.; Shen, Win Kuang.

In: Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2015, p. 20-34.

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Sorajja, Dan ; Munger, Thomas M. ; Shen, Win Kuang. / Optimal antiarrhythmic drug therapy for electrical storm. In: Journal of Biomedical Research. 2015 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 20-34.
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