Alternative salvage technique during postcardiotomy electrical storm

Y. G. Ryu, M. J. Baek, H. J. Kim

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    Cardiac electrical storm is generally treated with antiarrhythmic drugs, electrical cardioversion, or catheter ablation. However, these conservative treatment modalities are considered neither curative nor preventive with regard to recurrent arrhythmias in postoperative electrical storm after open heart surgery. We present a case of surgical ventricular assist device placement for postcardiotomy electrical storm in a 38-year-old patient.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)311-312
    Number of pages2
    JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Cardiovascular surgery
    • heart valve surgery
    • myocardial protection

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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