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Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2003 Jan;26(1 Pt 1):101-2.

Suppression of electrical storm by biventricular pacing in a patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia.

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First Department of Internal Medicine, Niigata Graduate University of Medicine, Asahimachi, Niigata 951-8510, Japan.


This study presents a patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy who had suffered from multiple ICD shocks. Amiodarone and a beta-blocker failed to suppress ventricular tachycardia. His ECG showed a very wide QRS complex with an intraventricular conduction delay, so biventricular (BV) pacing was attempted. The BV pacing successfully prevented the multiple ICD shocks accompanied with an improvement in left ventricular systolic function and physical activity.

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