Tachycardias pp 355-371 | Cite as

Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in the Various Stages of Ischemic Heart Disease

  • J. Thomas BiggerJr.
  • James Coromilas
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 28)


Ventricular tachycardia (VT) and fibrillation (VF) are major causes of morbidity and mortality in ischemic heart disease. These arrhythmias vary substantially in their prevalence, mechanism, and significance, depending on the phase of ischemic heart disease in which they occur. In this chapter, we review what is known about the ventricular tachyarrhythmias in various phases of ischemic heart disease in man: out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, prehospital phase of myocardial infarction (MI), coronary care unit (CCU) phase of MI, post-CCU hospital phase of MI, and posthospital year after MI.


Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Arrhythmia Left Ventricular Dysfunction Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Sudden Cardiac Arrest 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston/The Hague/Dordrecht/Lancaster 1984

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  • J. Thomas BiggerJr.
  • James Coromilas

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