Transesophageal Cardioversion and Defibrillation

The treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular arrhythmias in IHD patients with a high risk of developing complications from the anti-arrhythmic therapy.

Andriushchenko OM, Olesin AI. Ter Arkh 1996;68(5):57-60. Antiarrhythmic treatment (AAT) adjusted to the variety of arrhythmia and risk to develop complications was given to 336 patients with ischemic heart disease associated with paroxysms of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. In the presence of risk to develop AAT complications, the method of choice for SVT patients is transesophageal pacing and impulse therapy. In the presence of arrhythmic collapse, cardiac asthma and pulmonary edema it is preferable to correct arrhythmia by electric impulse therapy.

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