Table 2

Treatment before intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation

PatientArrhythmiaAntiarrhythmic drugsCVPaceContinuous atrial pacingCatheter ablation
1VT/VFA,L,P,Mg+
2IMVTA,P,Mg,L,F,Br,B+++
3IMVTA,L,Mg+++
4VT/VFA,L,Br+++
5VTA+++
6IMVTA,B,M,Mg++
7VTA,L,Mg+
8VT/VFA+
9VT/VFA+
10IMVTA,L,Mg+++
11IMVTA,D,L,Mg,E+
12IMVTA,L,Mg++
13IMVTA,L,Mg,E,P+++
14VTA,F,L,Mg+
15IMVTA,L,Mg++
16VT/VFA+
17IMVTA,P++
18VT/VFA,P,F++
19VT/VFA,V,L,B++
20VTA,Mg+
21IMVTA,L,Mg+++
  • A, amiodarone; B, β blocker; Br, bretylium; CV, dc cardioversion; D, disopyramide; E, esmolol; F, flecainide; IMVT, incessant monomorphic ventricular tachycardia; L, lignocaine (lidocaine); M, mexilitine; Mg, magnesium; P, procainamide; Pace, termination by pacing; V, verapamil, VF, ventricular fibrillation; VT, ventricular tachycardia.