alexa Patients with supraventricular tachycardia presenting with aborted sudden death: incidence, mechanism and long-term follow-up.
Cardiology

Cardiology

Arrhythmia: Open Access

Author(s): Wang YS, Scheinman MM, Chien WW, Cohen TJ, Lesh MD

Abstract Share this page

A total of 13 (4.5%) of 290 patients with aborted sudden death had either documented (7; 54%) or strong presumptive evidence of supraventricular tachycardia that deteriorated into ventricular fibrillation. Six (46%) of the 13 had an accessory conduction pathway and either atrial fibrillation (5 patients) or paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) reentrant tachycardia (1 patient) that deteriorated into ventricular fibrillation. Three patients with AV node reentrant tachycardia and four with atrial fibrillation and enhanced AV node conduction presented with supraventricular arrhythmias that deteriorated into ventricular fibrillation. Patients were treated with medical, surgical or catheter ablative procedures designed to prevent recurrences of supraventricular arrhythmias. Four patients received an implanted automatic defibrillator, but none had an appropriate device discharge. Over a follow-up period of 41.6 +/- 33.6 months, 12 patients are alive without symptomatic arrhythmias. One patient died because of severe chronic lung disease and heart failure. Supraventricular tachycardia was the cause of aborted sudden death in approximately 5% of patients referred for evaluation of sudden cardiac death. Treatment directed at prevention of supraventricular tachycardia was associated with an excellent prognosis. Current treatment techniques appear to obviate the need for automatic defibrillator therapy in these patients.

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Open Access
This article was published in J Am Coll Cardiol. and referenced in Arrhythmia: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

  • Ishfaq A Bukhari
    Protective Effect of Diltiazem and Fenofibrate Against Ischemia-reperfusion Induced Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Isolated Rat Heart.
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Antonio Ferrari
    Spontaneous Ventricular Arrhythmias in Early Clinical Trials A Report from a Single and Repeated Ascending Dose Study
    PDF Version
  • Mohamed Chahine
    A novel mechanism of an SCN5A mutation causing mixed arrhythmias associated with dilated cardiomyopathy
    PDF Version
  • Saverio Gentile
    Ion channels phosphorylopathy: 3rd International Conference on Clinical & Experimental Cardiology April 15-17, 2013 A link between genomic variations and heart arrhythmia
    PDF Version
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords