Electrical storm: definitions, clinical importance, and treatment.

  title={Electrical storm: definitions, clinical importance, and treatment.},
  author={Dongsheng Gao and John L. Sapp},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  volume={28 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW With increasing use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators, physicians are increasingly called upon to manage recurrent ventricular tachycardia, sometimes in the form of frequent recurrences known as electrical storm (or ventricular tachycardia storm). RECENT FINDINGS Standard antiarrhythmic drug therapy may suppress storms, but, when refractory, interventions such as catheter ablation or in some cases surgical cardiac denervation may be helpful. Earlier interventional… CONTINUE READING
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