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Management of Ventricular Tachycardia in Heart Failure

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Alex Baher ,

The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Miguel Valderrabano

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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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.

How to Cite: 1. Baher A, Valderrabano M. Management of Ventricular Tachycardia in Heart Failure. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2013;9(1):20-25. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-9-1-20
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Published on 01 Jan 2013.
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