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Current Approaches to Antiarrhythmic Therapy in Heart Failure.
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PMID:  25217438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is exceedingly common in patients with heart failure (HF), as they share common risk factors. Rate control is the cornerstone of treatment for AF; however, restoration of sinus rhythm should be considered when more than minimal symptoms are present. Life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias are responsible for the primary mode of death in patients with NYHA I, II, or III HF. Although implantable cardioverter defibrillators protect against sudden cardiac arrest, many patients will present with VT or ICD shocks. Antiarrhythmic drug therapy beyond beta-blocker therapy remains fundamental to the termination of acute VT and the prevention of ICD shocks.
Lisa J Rose-Jones; Weeranun D Bode; Anil K Gehi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  635-652     Citation Subset:  -    
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