Electrical Storm 11 Years After ICD Implantation in a Patient With Dilated Cardiomyopathy: the Role of RF Ablation

Authors

  • Konstantinos A Gatzoulis Ippokratio University Hospital, Athens
  • Panagiotis Ioannidis Ippokratio University Hospital, Athens
  • Haralambos B Vassilopoulos Ippokratio University Hospital, Athens

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2015/hc.v1i1%20sup.55

Keywords:

ventricular tachycardia, electrical storm, implantable defibrillator, radiofrequency ablation

Abstract

The case of a 59-year-old patient is presented who had received an ICD 11 years earlier due to syncopal VT and now sustained multiple episodes of VT within a few hours. This electrical storm was managed with combined triple antiarrhythmic drug therapy followed by electrophysiological substrate modification via catheter ablation guided by electroanatomical mapping in the EP lab.

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Cardiology Update 2006