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Use of Levosimendan for Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock Associated With Electrical Storm

Marco Grazi, MD; Gianfranco Lauri, MD; Corrado Carbucicchio, MD; and Giancarlo Marenzi, MD
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From Centro Cardiologico Monzino, University of Milan, Milan 20138, Italy.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(10):738-740. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-150-10-200905190-00024
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Continuous 6-lead electrocardiogram of a patient with cardiogenic shock associated with an electrical storm.

Polymorphic fast ventricular tachycardia early recurs after resumption of sinus rhythm. Several episodes were documented, and each was effectively terminated by an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shock (arrow).

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