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Exercise: a risk for sudden death in patients with coronary heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3510234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although sudden arrhythmic death is usually unrelated to exertion, there is more than anecdotal evidence that strenuous exercise in patients with coronary heart disease carries an additional risk for sudden death. When cardiac arrest has been observed after exercise stress testing or within seconds after collapse associated with exertion, ventricular fibrillation has usually been present and has responded to the prompt application of a defibrillatory shock. Exertion-related cardiac arrest is typically a "primary" arrhythmic event not due to acute myocardial infarction. As estimated here, the additional risk of exercise for cardiac arrest may be more than 100-fold during or after a few minutes of vigorous exertion.
L A Cobb; W D Weaver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-31     Completed Date:  1986-01-31     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / complications*,  physiopathology
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy / adverse effects
Heart Arrest / etiology,  physiopathology
Heart Diseases / complications,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion*
Ventricular Fibrillation / complications,  physiopathology

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