Current Cardiology Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 203–209

Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients with Heart Failure

  • Michael W. Fong
  • Luanda Grazette
  • David Cesario
  • Michael Cao
  • Leslie Saxon
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11886-011-0182-5

Cite this article as:
Fong, M.W., Grazette, L., Cesario, D. et al. Curr Cardiol Rep (2011) 13: 203. doi:10.1007/s11886-011-0182-5

Abstract

Heart failure is a major public health concern that is frequently complicated by ventricular arrhythmias. Sustained ventricular tachycardia is associated with an increased risk for progressive heart failure and sudden death. We summarize the current management strategies for ventricular tachycardia in heart failure patients, including implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy, pharmacologic therapy, catheter ablation techniques, ventricular assist device therapy, and heart transplantation.

Keywords

Heart failure Ventricular tachycardia Treatment Ventricular assist device Ablation 

Clinical Trial Acronyms

ALIVE

Azimilide Postinfarct Survival Evaluation

ANDROMEDA

Antiarrhythmic Trial with Dronedarone in Moderate to Severe CHF Evaluating Morbidity Decrease

CAPRICORN

Carvedilol Post-Infarct Survival Control in Left Ventricular Dysfunction

CHF-STAT

Congestive Heart Failure Survival Trial of Antiarrhythmic Therapy

CIBIS-II

Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study II

COPERNICUS

Carvedilol Prospective Randomized Cumulative Survival

GESICA

Grupo de Estudio de la Sobrevida en la Insuficiencia Cardiaca en Argentina

MERLIN TIMI-36

Metabolic Efficiency with Ranolazine for Less Ischemia in Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

MERIT-HF

Metoprolol CR/XL Randomized Intervention Trial in Congestive Heart Failure

SCD-HeFT

Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure

SHIELD

Shock Inhibition Evaluation with Azimilide

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael W. Fong
    • 1
  • Luanda Grazette
    • 1
  • David Cesario
    • 1
  • Michael Cao
    • 1
  • Leslie Saxon
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA