electrical storm


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Cardiology A cardiac event defined as multiple recurrent episodes of ventricular fibrillation, or haemodynamically destabilising ventricular tachycardia, with a very poor prognosis. Electrical storms are most common in older men with coronary artery disease, often in a background of acute MI or heart surgery
Management Most antiarrhythmics are ineffective in ESs; isoproterenol, amiodarone, or radiofrequency catheter ablation may be effective

electrical storm

Cardiology A cardiac event defined as multiple recurrent episodes of ventricular fibrillation, or hemodynamically destabilizing ventricular tachycardia, with a very poor prognosis; ES is most common in older men with CAD, often in a background of acute MI or heart surgery Management Most antiarrhythmics are ineffective in ESs; amiodarone may be effective. See Ventricular arrhythmia Public health See Lightning.

electrical storm

Recurring episodes of unstable ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation within 24 hr of a first life-threatening arrhythmia.
See also: storm
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