Clinical management of electrical storm: a current overview

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2021 Sep 1;22(9):669-679. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000001107.


The number of patients affected by electrical storm has been continuously increasing in emergency departments. Patients are often affected by multiple comorbidities requiring multidisciplinary interventions to achieve a clinical stability. Careful reprogramming of cardiac devices, correction of electrolyte imbalance, knowledge of underlying heart disease and antiarrhythmic drugs in the acute phase play a crucial role. The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of pharmacological treatment, latest transcatheter ablation techniques and advanced management of patients with electrical storm.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / pharmacology*
  • Catheter Ablation / methods
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Management / methods
  • Patient Care Management / trends
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular / therapy*


  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents