Heart Surgery – Still Usable Option for Unsolvable Arrhythmic Storm by Conventional Treatment


Authors: Marek Hudak, Michal Kerekanic, Adrian Kolesar, Branislav Stancak
Page Range: 33-38
Published in: World Heart Journal, 15#1 (2023)
ISSN: 1556-4002

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An arrhythmic storm (AS) belongs to serious, life-threatening and highly lethal medical emergencies. Acute management can be challenging despite undoubted progress of medicine. The purpose of this article is to highlight the pitfalls of AS management in case of ineffective conventional treatment and to recall the role of cardiac surgery in AS treatment.

Keywords: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), arrhythmic storm, electrophysiology study, ablation, aneurysmectomy

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