Intravenous amiodarone suppression of electrical storm refractory to chronic oral amiodarone

Neal G. Kavesh, Mary R. Olsovsky, Ronald S. Freudenberger, John V. Conte, Robert W. Peters, Stephen R. Shorofsky, Michael R. Gold

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Abstract

We report the case of an electrical storm in a cardiac arrest survivor with an ICD, in whom chronic oral amiodarone failed to suppress ventricular arrhythmias, and in whom intravenous amiodarone resulted in stability for 6 weeks prior to successful cardiac transplantation. Intravenous amiodarone can be successful in suppressing life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, even when chronic oral amiodarone is unsuccessful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-667
Number of pages3
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume22
Issue number4 I
DOIs
StatePublished - May 22 1999

Keywords

  • Amiodarone
  • Implanted cardiac defibrillator
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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