Identification of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) at a risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an important objective. Early repolarization pattern (ERP) is associated with ventricular fibrillation in patients without structural heart diseases. Moreover, ERP was reported to be associated with SCD in patients with old myocardial infarction in a case-control study. However, little information is available on the prognostic significance of ERP in CHF patients. Thus, we aimed to investigate whether ERP is associated with SCD in CHF patients.