Abstract

Incessant ventricular tachycardia is defined as frequent, repetitive and persistent ventricular arrhythmia or appropriate activation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator when present, which occurs more than three times within 24 hours and is ultimately followed by hemodynamic collapse. It is usually associated with structural heart disease ischaemia and often has a poor prognosis. The treatment strategy involves defining the aetiology through a targeted medical history and a physical examination (toxins, drugs, etc.), a 12-lead ECG, laboratory tests (electrolytes, etc.) and the detection of ischaemia. This report presents a case of young puerpera with peripartal sepsis, with no evidence of peripartal cardiomyopathy or ischaemia, which manifested itself initially with an arrhythmic cardiac arrest and a sequentially lethal outcome after a prolonged resuscitation procedure.

Keywords: peripartal sepsis, septic shock, septic cardiomyopathy, electrical storm, ventricular tachycardia

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