EMIL R. RITTER, M.D.
A case of intractable ventricular tachycardia associated with a post-infarction ventricular aneurysm is presented. Conversion with drug agents and electroshock were either only briefly successful or unsuccessful. Finally, after 9 days of persistent ventricular tachycardia, resection of the aneurysm was carried out with excellent eventual recovery and correction of ventricular tachycardia. Awareness of this association and its possible surgical correction is stressed. Similar cases may become more frequent since improved coronary care will probably result in more infarction survivors with aneurysms.
RITTER ER. Intractable Ventricular Tachycardia Due to Ventricular Aneurysm with Surgical Cure. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1155–1157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-6-1155
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(6):1155-1157.
Cardiology, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
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