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Ventricular tachycardia storm management in a Covid-19 patient. The potential SARS-CoV-2 triggering rule.
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  • Gianfranco Mitacchione,
  • Marco Schiavone,
  • Alessio Gasperetti,
  • Maurizio Viecca,
  • Antonio Curnis,
  • Giovanni Forleo
Gianfranco Mitacchione
Luigi Sacco University Hospital
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Marco Schiavone
Luigi Sacco University Hospital
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Alessio Gasperetti
Luigi Sacco University Hospital
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Maurizio Viecca
Luigi Sacco University Hospital
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Antonio Curnis
Luigi Sacco University Hospital
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Giovanni Forleo
Luigi Sacco University Hospital
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Abstract

We report the management of an electrical storm in a 68-years-old patient with previous history of coronary artery disease and severe left ventricular systolic disfunction, affected by mild-symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pneumonia. Covid-19 infection triggered a ventricular tachycardia storm requiring urgent catheter ablation procedure, in a patient who had never experienced sustained ventricular arrhythmias before. This case suggests the potential role of Covid-19 infection in precipitating life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases.