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43 Possible Causes for Recurrent Episodes of Ventricular Fibrillation

  • Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation

    Abstract The case of a 28-year-old man with recurrent syncope and multiple documented episodes of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation is reported.[] Although an implantable cardioverter defibrillator can terminate episodes of ventricular fibrillation, it cannot prevent recurrences.[] 12) episodes of primary idiopathic ventricular fibrillation; 23 had received a defibrillator.[]

  • Long QT Syndrome 15

    1. Priori SG, Napolitano C, Schwartz PJ. Genetics of cardiac arrhythmias. In Zipes DP, Libby P, Bonow RO, Braunwald E. (eds). Braunwald’s Heart Disease , 7th ed, 2004. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders, p. 689–95. 2. Moss AJ. Long QT Syndrome. In Podrid PJ, Kowey PR. Cardiac Arrhythmia: Mechanisms diagnosis And[…][]

  • Long QT Syndrome 14

    Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2008 August;75(8):591-600 ABSTRACT Congenital long QT syndrome is an inherited disorder of cardiac repolarization that predisposes to syncope and to sudden death from polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. The disorder should be suspected when the electrocardiogram shows[…][]

  • Angina Pectoris

    We report the case of a 53 year-old male patient with recurrent episodes of chest pain and arrhythmias in the course of related variant angina pectoris.[] It is likely that the reperfusion following myocardial ischemia was responsible for the ventricular fibrillation while the ST-segment returned to the baseline.[]

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Forty-three percent (640/1503) of patients who had atrial fibrillation after CABG surgery experienced more than 1 episode of atrial fibrillation.[] The prespecified covariates were age (as a continuous variable), sex, rhythm at randomization (sinus rhythm vs. atrial fibrillation), a first episode of atrial fibrillation[] Predictors of recurrent atrial fibrillation included older age, history of congestive heart failure, left ventricular hypertrophy, aortic atherosclerosis, bicaval venous cannulation[]

  • Cor Pulmonale

    There was evidence of pulmonary embolization at that time and recurrently until he developed ventricular fibrillation and died in 1987.[] The terminal event followed a hypotensive episode during the course of a right ventricular catheterization.[] Autopsy confirmed the clinical impression that he had multiple recurrent thromboemboli to his lungs.[]

  • Anterior Myocardial Infarction

    He was initially resuscitated by his general practitioner then had recurrent episodes of ventricular flutter and fibrillation requiring continuing cardiopulmonary resuscitation[]

  • Tumor Lysis Syndrome

    During the episode, recurrent and alternating ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia occurred, which were treated promptly by repeated defibrillation and anti-arrhythmic[] An episode of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia, lasting for 30 min, occurred at the closure of abdomen.[] The operation progressed uneventfully except for occasional ventricular ectopics.[]

  • Sudden Cardiac Death

    The diagnosis of hyperkalemia was incorrect; the patient was severely hypokalemic and suffered recurrent episodes of ventricular fibrillation and torsades de pointes.[] Catheter ablation performed in qualified centers can be effective in recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation triggered by premature ventricular[]

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

    ECG monitoring reveals paroxysms of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. The ECG Q–T interval is markedly prolonged.[] Patients with a hereditary form of heart disease characterized by a prolonged Q–T interval by ECG and recurrent syncopal episodes initially may be thought to have HB or SSS[]

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