Sudden Cardiac Death

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator May Not Decrease Risk for Post-MI Arrhythmic Death

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator May Not Decrease Risk for Post-MI Arrhythmic Death

Wearing a cardioverter-defibrillator does not reduce arrhythmic death in patients with acute myocardial infarction and an ejection fraction of 35% or less.

Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not

Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not

Nearly half of presumed sudden cardiac deaths are not autopsy-defined sudden arrhythmic deaths.

SCD Causes in Teen Athletes Often Not Identified During Screening

SCD Causes in Teen Athletes Often Not Identified During Screening

Most sudden cardiac deaths of teen soccer players were due to cardiomyopathies not identified during screening.

Which Drugs Are Effective for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in HFrEF?

Which Drugs Are Effective for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in HFrEF?

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For this study, researchers searched multiple databases for studies in which the effectiveness of various pharmacologic interventions were evaluated in patients with HFrEF.

Brugada Syndrome Symptoms Managed by Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

Brugada Syndrome Symptoms Managed by Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

In a recent study, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators treated sustained ventricular arrhythmias, including shocks and antitachycardia.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Increased in Young Patients With Diabetes

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Increased in Young Patients With Diabetes

Children and young adults with diabetes mellitus have a fivefold increased risk of all-cause mortality and a sevenfold increased risk of sudden cardiac death compared with age-matched individuals without diabetes mellitus.

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Guidelines for Ventricular Arrhythmia Management

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Guidelines for Ventricular Arrhythmia Management

The ACC, AHA and HRS have released updated guidelines for the management of adults who have ventricular arrhythmias.

Sudden Death Most Common Cause of CV Death in Diabetes and Atherosclerotic CVD

Sudden Death Most Common Cause of CV Death in Diabetes and Atherosclerotic CVD

Sudden death is the most common category of cardiovascular mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic CVD.

Exercise-Related Sudden Cardiac Death Predicted by Fragmented QRS Complex

Exercise-Related Sudden Cardiac Death Predicted by Fragmented QRS Complex

Fragmented QRS complex may predict risk of exercise-related sudden cardiac death.

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

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All arrhythmic episodes were successfully converted, and no deaths were reported.

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

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The annual risk of sudden cardiac death/ventricular arrhythmias was higher in patients with atrial fibrillation vs patients without atrial fibrillation.

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