Management of Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia

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March 14, Sunday 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ventricular tachycardia that lasts at least 30 seconds is termed sustained VT. It generally requires termination by anti-arrhythmia drugs, anti-tachycardia pacing techniques or electrical cardioversion. The most commonly used drugs are amiodarone, lidocaine and procainamide.

Sustained VT can occur in conjunction with some other cardiac dysfunction such as ischemic MI and the patient can be hemodynamically stable or unstable. How do EPs determine the best course of treatment?

What drug is best? When do you decide to ablate or implant a device? What is the latest understanding of this pathology and what are the latest therapies? In this Meet the Experts session, you should get a healthy dose of the current debate regarding the management of patients with sustained VT.

Location: Room A313

Speaker Information:
Claudio Schuger, MD, Detroit
Sandhya Dhruvakumar, MD, Newark, N.J.
Wyn Davies, MD, London
David E. Haines, MD, Royal Oak, Mich.
Andrea Natale, MD, Austin, Texas