Significance of inducible ventricular fibrillation in patients with coronary artery disease and unexplained syncope Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheter Ablation
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular

abstract

  • In 17% of patients with CAD and unexplained syncope, VF is the only inducible ventricular arrhythmia. Within the limits of this pilot study, long-term follow-up of patients with and without inducible VF demonstrates no difference in survival between the two groups. Therefore, the practice of ICD implantation in patients with CAD, unexplained syncope and inducible VF, especially with triple ventricular extrastimuli, may merit reconsideration.

publication date

  • August 18, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0735-1097(01)01379-1

PubMed ID

  • 11499726

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 371

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 38

number

  • 2