Catheter ablation in the treatment of electrical storm: Integrative review.

Citation data:

Indian pacing and electrophysiology journal, ISSN: 0972-6292, Vol: 17, Issue: 5, Page: 140-145

Publication Year:
2017
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PMID:
29192590
DOI:
10.1016/j.ipej.2017.07.012
Author(s):
Leal, Ricardo Teixeira; Monteiro, Gabriel Costa; da Silva Menezes Júnior, Antônio
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Medicine
review description
The incidence of electrical storm (ES) has been increasing with the rise of the indicated uses of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). It is estimated that 20% of patients will evolve to have this complication. Ablative therapy stands out as the treatment for this condition when it is refractory to antiarrhythmic treatment. The objective was to define the current role of catheter ablation in the treatment of electrical storm.