Case Reports in Clinical Medicine

Volume 7, Issue 2 (February 2018)

ISSN Print: 2325-7075   ISSN Online: 2325-7083

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Resetting of Cardiac Ventricular Tachycardia Storm with Intravenous Potassium Chloride: A Case Report (Case Report)

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DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2018.72013    922 Downloads   1,835 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

Ventricular Tachycardia Storm (VTS) with hemodynamic instability is a life-threatening arrhythmia more often presents in patients with structural heart disease. Lack of response to cardioversion and/or antiarrhythmic drugs will have fatal consequences. We report a case of a hemodynamically unstable patient with Ventricular Tachycardia Storm refractory to intravenous antiarrhythmic medications, which finally responded to a slow bolus of IV potassium chloride. This case emphasizes the importance of identifying an electrolyte imbalance as a possible cause of a Ventricular Tachycardia storm and its rapid correction as an addition to the usual pharmacological treatment.

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Sella, G. and Kracoff, S. (2018) Resetting of Cardiac Ventricular Tachycardia Storm with Intravenous Potassium Chloride: A Case Report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 7, 154-161. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2018.72013.

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