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Arrhythmias in dilated cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  3774699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty-five patients with dilated cardiomyopathy underwent 24 hour electrocardiographic monitoring: 62 (95.4%) showed ventricular arrhythmias and 52 (80%) complex ventricular arrhythmias (multiform ventricular extrasystoles, paired ventricular extrasystoles and ventricular tachycardia). Complex ventricular arrhythmias correlated significantly with some haemodynamic indices of ventricular dysfunction: patients with multiform and paired ventricular extrasystoles and with ventricular tachycardia had lower values of ejection fraction (31.9 +/- 11.8%, P = 0.002) and of cardiac index (2.9 +/- 0.7 litres/min/m2, P = 0.029) than the others (41.1 11.1% and 3.5 +/- 0.9 litres/min/m2 respectively). Patients were followed for a period of 30 +/- 18 months (20 days to 64 months). During follow-up 19 died and mortality was higher among patients with multiform and paired ventricular extrasystoles and/or ventricular tachycardia. Complex ventricular arrhythmias are frequent in dilated cardiomyopathy: ventricular tachycardia and multiform and paired ventricular extrasystoles seem to be related to a more depressed ventricular function and to a poor prognosis. The importance of antiarrhythmic treatment in these patients has still to be evaluated.
R Neri; L Mestroni; A Salvi; F Camerini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-02     Completed Date:  1986-12-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  593-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / physiopathology*
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / physiopathology*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion
Prospective Studies

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