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Electrical Storm in Patient with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for the occurrence of an electrical storm.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Objective:

adverse effects, complication detection

ICD-10:

Z95.0

Description:

A patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) may develop an "electric storm", a term referring to multiple discharges of the ICD during a short period of time. Repeated discharges of an ICD may affect the patient's quality of life.

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