Successful termination of recurrent ventricular arrhythmias by adaptive servo-ventilation in a patient with heart failure

Shiro Yamada, Mamoru Sakakibara, Shouji Matsushima, Akimichi Saito, Tsuneaki Homma, Arata Fukushima, Yoshihiro Masaki, Masaya Watanabe, Hirofumi Mitsuyama, Hisashi Yokoshiki, Hiroyuki Tsutsui

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A 60-year-old woman who underwent operation due to severe aortic stenosis with left ventricular dysfunction had frequent nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) at night. She had an increased apnea-hypopnea index and a reduction in minimum O2 saturation during sleep, which was closely associated with the frequency of NSVT. Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy improved sleep disorder breathing (SDB) and also reduced ventricular arrhythmias. These effects were associated with the attenuation of the sympathetic nerve activities by the analysis of heart rate variability. ASV is expected to be effective in the treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with heart failure and SDB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e57-e61
JournalJournal of Cardiology Cases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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