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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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