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Ventricular tachycardia storm successfully treated with immunosuppression and catheter ablation in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  20561106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Ventricular Tachycardia Storm in Cardiac Sarcoidosis. We describe the case of a 43-year-old male with cardiac sarcoidosis and ventricular tachycardia storm successfully treated with catheter ablation and immunosuppression. Antiarrhythmics alone, and in combination with immusuppressive agents, failed to successfully manage the ventricular tachycardia episodes. Catheter ablation in conjunction with immunosuppression proved to be the most successful treatment strategy. The reported efficacy of catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia in cardiac sarcoidosis is variable. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. 22, pp. 210-213, February 2011).
Authors:
Christopher S Stees; Michelle S C Khoo; Christopher M Lowery; William H Sauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  210-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Division of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA.
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