New paradigms in the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and heart failure treatment

Mustafa Dohadwala, N. A. Mark Estes, Mark S. Link

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Abstract

Congestive heart failure is a very real public health issue not only in the United States, but worldwide. Mortality in patients with congestive heart failure is typically either sudden cardiac death or pump failure. Paradoxically, patients with less severe heart failure are at higher relative risk of sudden cardiac death. Defining which patients are best treated with implantable defibrillators and resynchronization is the purpose of this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-386
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
  • Sudden cardiac death (SCD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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