Ventricular Arrhythmias. State of the Art.

J. William Schleifer, Komandoor Srivathsan

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Abstract

The management of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation in the cardiac intensive care unit can be complex. These arrhythmias have many triggers, including ischemia, sympathetic stimulation, and medication toxicities, as well as many different substrates, ranging from ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies to rare genetic conditions such as Brugada syndrome and long QT syndrome. Different settings, such as congenital heart disease, postoperative ventricular arrhythmias, and ventricular assist devices, increase the complexity of management. This article reviews the variety of situations and cardiac conditions that give rise to ventricular arrhythmias, focusing on inpatient management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-605
Number of pages11
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Brugada Syndrome
Long QT Syndrome
Heart-Assist Devices
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Cardiomyopathies
Intensive Care Units
Inpatients
Heart Diseases
Ischemia

Keywords

  • Antiarrhythmic medications
  • Catheter ablation
  • Electrical storm
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Ventricular Arrhythmias. State of the Art. / Schleifer, J. William; Srivathsan, Komandoor.

In: Cardiology Clinics, Vol. 31, No. 4, 01.11.2013, p. 595-605.

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Schleifer, J. William ; Srivathsan, Komandoor. / Ventricular Arrhythmias. State of the Art. In: Cardiology Clinics. 2013 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 595-605.
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