Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(5): 311-312
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1185732
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Alternative Salvage Technique during Postcardiotomy Electrical Storm

Y. G. Ryu1 , M. J. Baek1 , H. J. Kim1
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Guro Hospital, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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received February 7, 2009

02. August 2010 (online)


Cardiac electrical storm is generally treated with antiarrhythmic drugs, electrical cardioversion, or catheter ablation. However, these conservative treatment modalities are considered neither curative nor preventive with regard to recurrent arrhythmias in postoperative electrical storm after open heart surgery. We present a case of surgical ventricular assist device placement for postcardiotomy electrical storm in a 38-year-old patient.


Man-Jong Baek, M.D.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Guro Hospital, Korea University Medical Center

Guro 2-Dong, Guro-Gu

152–703, Seoul

Republic of Korea

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