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Invasive electrophysiology
Post-traumatic stress disorder in a patient with recurrent ICD shocks. The role of RF ablation

Agnieszka Maryniak, Łukasz Szumowski, Franciszek Walczak, Paweł Derejko, Robert Bodalski, Ewa Szufladowicz, Andrzej Przybylski, Michał Orczykowski
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(8):910-912.

open access

Vol 64, No 8 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-09-13
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

In patients with frequent ICD discharges an acute stress disorder (ASD), and afterwards a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly observed. We present a case of a 53-year-old patient with ASD and PTSD in whom RF ablation of VT was performed. After the successful procedure the symptoms of PTSD were significantly diminished. We conclude that in patients with PTSD after ICD discharges RF ablation should be performed as soon as possible.

Abstract

In patients with frequent ICD discharges an acute stress disorder (ASD), and afterwards a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly observed. We present a case of a 53-year-old patient with ASD and PTSD in whom RF ablation of VT was performed. After the successful procedure the symptoms of PTSD were significantly diminished. We conclude that in patients with PTSD after ICD discharges RF ablation should be performed as soon as possible.
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Keywords

acute stress disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; ICD discharges; ablation

About this article
Title

Invasive electrophysiology
Post-traumatic stress disorder in a patient with recurrent ICD shocks. The role of RF ablation

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 8 (2006)

Pages

910-912

Published online

2006-09-13

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(8):910-912.

Keywords

acute stress disorder
post-traumatic stress disorder
ICD discharges
ablation

Authors

Agnieszka Maryniak
Łukasz Szumowski
Franciszek Walczak
Paweł Derejko
Robert Bodalski
Ewa Szufladowicz
Andrzej Przybylski
Michał Orczykowski

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