Ventricular fibrillation in a patient with mild cardiac abnormalities: Electrical or pharmacological approach?

M. Di Biase, M. V. Pitzalis, M. Tritto, P. Totaro, S. Favale, P. Rizzon

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Abstract

Ventricular fibrillation can occur in subjects in whom non-invasive and invasive cardiological examinations show minor or no cardiac abnormalities. The therapeutical approach (conventional antiarrhythmic drug therapy and/or automatic cardioverter-defibrillator implantation) to these subjects is still debated. This case-report deals with a young woman with ventricular fibrillation and minor cardiac abnormalities in whom the decision to implant an automatic cardioverter defibrillator was taken. The pros and cons regarding this option are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-632
Number of pages4
JournalNew Trends in Arrhythmias
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • automatic cardioverter
  • defibrillator
  • normal heart
  • ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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