Refractory ventricular fibrillation in patient taking Lamictal.

Title

Refractory ventricular fibrillation in patient taking Lamictal.

Creator

Dream Andrew; Holmgren Helena; Merrill Rebecca; Simon Erin L

Publisher

The American journal of emergency medicine

Date

2018
2018-07

Description

Refractory ventricular fibrillation occurs when there are three or more episodes of ventricular fibrillation within a 24-hour period. We report the first case of a 35-year-old woman without prior medical or family cardiac history who sustained refractory ventricular fibrillation while taking Lamictal for bipolar depression. She presented to the Emergency Department (ED) after a syncopal episode at work. She then sustained a cardiac arrest and required defibrillation in the ED multiple times due to recurrent ventricular fibrillation. The patient received a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardio-Defibrillator and was discharged home. There was no identifiable cardiac or medical cause of her ventricular fibrillation and the electrophysiologist suspected Lamictal caused her refractory ventricular fibrillation.

Subject

Ventricular fibrillation

Rights

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Pages

1324.e1–1324.e2

Issue

7

Volume

36

Citation

Dream Andrew; Holmgren Helena; Merrill Rebecca; Simon Erin L, “Refractory ventricular fibrillation in patient taking Lamictal.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3427.

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