Alternative salvage technique during postcardiotomy electrical storm

Y. G. Ryu, M. J. Baek, H. J. Kim

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Abstract

Cardiac electrical storm is generally treated with antiarrhythmic drugs, electrical cardioversion, or catheter ablation. However, these conservative treatment modalities are considered neither curative nor preventive with regard to recurrent arrhythmias in postoperative electrical storm after open heart surgery. We present a case of surgical ventricular assist device placement for postcardiotomy electrical storm in a 38-year-old patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume58
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • heart valve surgery
  • myocardial protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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