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Volume 32, Nº 1, January and February 2019


DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.5935/ijcs.2359-4802.20180078


Acute Heart Failure Exacerbation in the Setting of Electrical Storm: Total Artificial Heart vs. Ventricle Assist Device

Juan Simon Rico

Daniela Arango-Isaza

Megha Prasad

Clara Saldarriaga



Total artificial heart (TAH) is a novel device with over a thousand implantations worldwide, being a suitable option for patients as a bridge to transplantation (BTT). The following case was the second implantation of a TAH at our institution.

Keywords: Dilated Cardiomyopathy; Heart Failure; Defibrillators, Implantable; Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; Arrhythmias Cardiac.