Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in the Various Stages of Ischemic Heart Disease
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.
KeywordsVentricular Tachycardia Ventricular Arrhythmia Left Ventricular Dysfunction Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Sudden Cardiac Arrest
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