Primary prevention of sudden cardiac death in adults with transposition of the great arteries: A review of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement

Sandeep S. Sodhi, Ari M. Cedars

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Abstract

Transposition of the great arteries encompasses a set of structural congenital cardiac lesions that has in common ventriculoarterial discordance. Primarily because of advances in medical and surgical care, an increasing number of children born with this anomaly are surviving into adulthood. Depending upon the subtype of lesion or the particular corrective surgery that the patient might have undergone, this group of adult congenital heart disease patients constitutes a relatively new population with unique medical sequelae. Among the more common and difficult to manage are cardiac arrhythmias and other sequelae that can lead to sudden cardiac death. To date, the question of whether implantable cardioverter-defibrillators should be placed in this cohort as a preventive measure to abort sudden death has largely gone unanswered. Therefore, we review the available literature surrounding this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalTexas Heart Institute journal
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 3 2015

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Arrhythmias, cardiac/complications/ mortality
  • Cardiac surgical procedures/methods
  • Death, sudden, cardiac/etiology/prevention & control, defibrillators, implantable
  • Heart conduction system/ physiopathology
  • Heart defects, congenital/surgery
  • Retrospective studies
  • Tachycardia, ventricular/etiology
  • Transposition of great vessels/ mortality/pathology/surgery

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