Chapter 41. Prevention and Treatment of Life-Threatening Ventricular Arrhythmia and Sudden Death

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Eugene Crystal,
  2. Stuart J Connolly and
  3. Paul Dorian

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch41

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crystal, E., Connolly, S. J. and Dorian, P. (2002) Prevention and Treatment of Life-Threatening Ventricular Arrhythmia and Sudden Death, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882

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Keywords:

  • life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia;
  • antiarrhythmic drugs;
  • antiarrhythmic therapy;
  • β blockers;
  • ICD therapy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pharmacologic interventions and sudden cardiac death

  • ICD treatment trials

  • Summary