Francesca Patani

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BACKGROUND Electrical storm (ES) is defined as 3 or more episodes of ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) within 24 hours and is associated with increased cardiac and all-cause mortality. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test whether aggressive implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) programming can be associated(More)
AIMS In patients with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), electrical storm (ES) is associated with increased sudden and non-sudden cardiac mortality, the latter largely due to worsening heart failure (HF). Aim of this study is to test the association between ES and impending pump failure in patients with known chronic HF and ICD. METHODS AND(More)
Electrical storm (ES) is usually defined as the occurrence of ≥3 episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) within 24 hours requiring either antitachycardia pacing or cardioversion/defibrillation. ES represents a true medical emergency that requires a multidisciplinary approach, and its prevalence is steadily rising(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of ventricular tachyarrhythmias seems to follow circadian, daily, and seasonal distributions. Our aim is to identify potential temporal patterns of electrical storm (ES), in which a cluster of ventricular tachycardias or ventricular fibrillation, negatively affects short- and long-term survival. METHODS AND RESULTS The TEMPEST(More)
Aims Electrical storm (ES) is a condition defined as three or more episodes of ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) within 24 h, and usually coexist with advanced heart failure in patients with structural heart disease. The aim of the present study is to test whether cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can be associated with a(More)
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