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Sudden cardiac death in heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24286584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sudden cardiac deaths account for 350,000 to 380,000 deaths in the United States annually. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have improved sudden death outcomes in patients with heart failure, but only a minority of patients with defibrillators receives appropriate therapy for ventricular arrhythmias. The risk prediction for sudden death and selection of patients for defibrillators is based largely on left ventricular ejection fraction and heart failure symptoms because there are no other risk stratification tools that can determine the individual patients who will derive the greatest benefit. There are several other pharmacologic strategies designed to prevent sudden death in patients with heart failure.
Authors:
Liviu Klein; Henry Hsia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.
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