What acute cardiac care physicians need to know from the latest 2022 ESC Guidelines for Ventricular Tachycardia and Sudden Cardiac Death.

Goette A., Lip G. Y. H., Gorenek B.

European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ehjacc/zuac149
  • Journal Name: European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Ablation, Guideline, Tachycardia, Sudden death, Electrical storm, Therapy, ARRHYTHMIAS, PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT, PAPER
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The present paper summarizes and comments on the latest 2022 ESC guidelines on ventricular tachycardia and sudden cardiac death. Most relevant recommendations for acute cardiovascular care physicians are addressed, particularly, in the fields of coronary artery disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, and inflammatory diseases. New recommendations encompass the implantation of a defibrillator (ICD) in the setting of acute myocarditis. Furthermore, the pathophysiology of the electrical storm including involved molecular pathways as well as the angry Purkinje fibre syndrome is presented and discussed.