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Management of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2272059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sudden cardiac death is a major cause of death in the western world. Since a 1-year recurrence rate of 30% is expected in survivors of sudden death, treatment is mandatory. If an apparent cause (e.g. proarrhythmia or acute ischemia) exists, treatment is generally directed at its alleviation. However, in most patients no obvious cause is found. Both noninvasive and invasive diagnostic procedures are employed to uncover treatable etiologies. If a treatable cause is not found, an electrophysiological study may be employed to tailor antiarrhythmic therapy. At this point, many patients still cannot be offered an adequate antiarrhythmic treatment. For these patients, amiodarone, antiarrhythmic surgery or an implantable defibrillator may be appropriate options. Algorithms for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in survivors of sudden cardiac death are delineated.
M Eldar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-27     Completed Date:  1991-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Heart Arrest / physiopathology*,  therapy
Heart Diseases / therapy
Risk Factors

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