Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160--163

Emergency catheter ablation in critical patients


Jurgen Tebbenjohanns, Klaus Ruhmkorf 
 Medic Clinik I, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Klinikum Hildesheim, Weinberg 1, 31134 Hildesheim, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Jurgen Tebbenjohanns
Medic Clinik I, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Klinikum Hildesheim, Weinberg 1, 31134 Hildesheim
Germany

Emergency catheter ablation is justified in critical patients with drug-refractory life-threatening arrhythmias. The procedure can be used for ablation of an accessory pathway in preexcitation syndrome with high risk of ventricular fibrillation and in patients with shock due to ischemic cardiomyopathy and incessant ventricular tachycardia. Emergency catheter ablation can also be justified in patients with an electrical storm of the implanted cardioverter-defibrillator or in patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation.


How to cite this article:
Tebbenjohanns J, Ruhmkorf K. Emergency catheter ablation in critical patients.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2010;3:160-163


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Tebbenjohanns J, Ruhmkorf K. Emergency catheter ablation in critical patients. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 20 ];3:160-163
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