Long-term outcome of patients who received implantable cardioverter defibrillators for stable ventricular tachycardia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular

abstract

  • Patients who present with hemodynamically stable VT are at risk for subsequent unstable VT. ICD treatment offers potential salvage of patients with stable VT who subsequently develop unstable VT/ventricular fibrillation, although complications and inappropriate shocks are considerable. No predictors could be found for high and low risk for unstable arrhythmias. These findings support ICD treatment for stable VT survivors.

publication date

  • June 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1540-8167.2004.03344.x

PubMed ID

  • 15175060

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 658

end page

  • 64

volume

  • 15

number

  • 6