A case of electrical storm in a liver transplant patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Electrical storm has not been well described in liver transplant patients. We present a case of sympathetically mediated recurrent ventricular fibrillation in a young patient transplanted for acute Wilson's disease. This case highlights the role of the sympathetic nervous system in causing electrical storm and it demonstrates the ability of beta-blocking agents to terminate the event. In young liver transplant patients, beta-blocking agents should be considered for therapy of perioperative electrical storm if there is no known structural or coronary heart disease and when there are no risk factors for, or evidences of, torsades de pointes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schmidt, TD; Muir, AJ

Published Date

  • June 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1437 - 1438

PubMed ID

  • 12826183

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0041-1345

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0041-1345(03)00462-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States