Here we describe the cases of two elite athletes, with a diagnosis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy (ACM), in which a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD) has been implanted. Both patients experienced a ventricular tachycardia during exercise and received effective S-ICD shocks that interrupted arrhythmias. This report reveals for the first time that the S-ICD is effective in reverting arrhythmias in ACM patients, even during exercise. Moreover, these cases may confirm that competition/physical activity is associated with ICD shocks.

S-ICD is effective in preventing sudden death in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy athletes during exercise / V. Catto, M.A. Dessanai, E. Sommariva, C. Tondo, A.D. Russo. - In: PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY. - ISSN 0147-8389. - (2019). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1111/pace.13702]

S-ICD is effective in preventing sudden death in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy athletes during exercise

M.A. Dessanai;C. Tondo;
2019

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Here we describe the cases of two elite athletes, with a diagnosis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy (ACM), in which a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD) has been implanted. Both patients experienced a ventricular tachycardia during exercise and received effective S-ICD shocks that interrupted arrhythmias. This report reveals for the first time that the S-ICD is effective in reverting arrhythmias in ACM patients, even during exercise. Moreover, these cases may confirm that competition/physical activity is associated with ICD shocks.
arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy; efficacy; elite athletes; subcutaneous ICD; ventricular tachycardia
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
20-apr-2019
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