Long-term outcome of patients with unexplained syncope treated with an electrophysiologic-guided approach in the implantable cardioverter- defibrillator era Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheter Ablation
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular

abstract

  • Electrophysiologic testing suggests an etiology for unexplained syncope in approximately 50% of patients and risk stratifies these patients with regard to long-term outcome. Patients who receive an ICD for the management of inducible ventricular tachycardia have a high incidence of spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias requiring ICD therapy. However, despite ICD implantation and frequent appropriate delivery of ICD therapies, patients with inducible ventricular tachycardia have a significantly worse prognosis than do those who are noninducible.

publication date

  • October 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0735-1097(99)00323-X

PubMed ID

  • 10520794

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1082

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 34

number

  • 4