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Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2017 Dec;9(4):693-708. doi: 10.1016/j.ccep.2017.08.004.

Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death.

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1
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, UCLA Health System, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
2
Heart & Rhythm Medical Group, San Jose, CA 95128, USA.
3
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, UCLA Health System, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. Electronic address: NBoyle@mednet.ucla.edu.

Abstract

Ventricular arrhythmias remain a significant cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD), and knowledge of their cause and high-risk features is important. SCD occurs when the interaction between vulnerable substrates and acute triggers results in sustained ventricular tachycardia progressing to ventricular fibrillation. Here, the authors aim to review the role of ventricular arrhythmias in SCD, first by approaching the substrates that support ventricular arrhythmias, and then by exploring features of these substrates and the acute triggers that may lead to SCD.

KEYWORDS:

Sudden cardiac death; Ventricular arrhythmia; Ventricular fibrillation; Ventricular tachycardia

PMID:
29173411
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccep.2017.08.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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