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Can the electrophysiologic study predict treatment outcome in patients with sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias unrelated to coronary artery disease?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7995663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSIONS: drug efficacy should be tested at electrophysiologic study in patients with reproducibly inducible clinical arrhythmias. Treatment not proven to be anti-arrhythmic at electrophysiologic study is usually ineffective. Patients with ventricular dysfunction are at highest risk of death from arrhythmia recurrence and should be considered for an implantable defibrillator, arrhythmia surgery, or heart transplantation if drug treatment is not predicted to be effective or is not assessable at electrophysiologic study.
L M Davis; M J Cooper; N Sadick; K Byth; J B Uther; D A Richards; D L Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-19     Completed Date:  1995-01-19     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Unit, Westmead Hospital, N.S.W., Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use*
Confidence Intervals
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Function
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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