Authors:Narendra Kumar, Ismail Aksoy, Kevin Phan, Jindra Vainer, and Carl Timmermans
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains the leading cause of death in industrialized world. The majority of SCD is caused by ventricular fibrillation associated with structural and/or ischemic heart disease. Ventricular fibrillation represents the final common pathway for SCD and, thus, is an attractive target for ablation. According to class I recommendation level of evidence A, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be implanted for such patients . Other than programmed electrical extrastimulus technique, isoproterenol infusion is commonly used in invasive cardiac electrophysiology labs for arrhythmia induction. We hereby report a rare case of transient coronary spasm during isoproterenol infusion for ventricular tachycardia induction testing.disorder is very rare and usually appears in middle aged patients. It is a clinical diagnosis. It could cause a variety of symptoms, especially, acute appendicitis and unidentified lesion in the right iliac fossa. According to the reasons, it could be just a curiosity without any relevancy or the sign of a malignant lesion with bad prognostic factors. The histopathological findings prove the origin.
Authors:István Hartyánszky, Ádám Koppányi, Zoltán Szabolcs, Ferenc Horkay, Levente Fazekas, Tivadar Hüttl, Miklós Pólos, László Daróczi, Andrea Kőszegi, Kálmán Benke, Roland Tóth, Péter Kovács, János Imre Barabás, Endre Németh, István Ferenc Édes, and Béla Merkely
al. Surviving refractory
out-of-hospital ventricularfibrillation cardiac arrest: critical care and
extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management. Resuscitation 2018; 132: 47