Review Articles

Management of Ventricular Tachycardia in Heart Failure

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Abstract

Ventricular tachyarrhythmias are common in patients with congestive heart failure. The clinical presentation ranges from an asymptomatic incidental electrocardiographic finding to palpitations, syncope, and sudden cardiac death. Although implantable cardioverter defibrillators successfully prevent sudden cardiac death associated with ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, recurrent implantable cardioverter defibrillators shocks remain a clinical management challenge. In this review, we discuss management strategies of ventricular tachycardia in congestive heart failure, including drug therapy, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA), and recent RFCA advances.

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ventricular tachycardiacongestive heart failuresudden cardiac deathradiofrequency catheter ablationantiarrhythmic drugs
  • Year: 2013
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 20-25
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-9-1-20
  • Published on 1 Jan 2013
  • Peer Reviewed