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2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death

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GUIDELINES
Published: 29 August 2015
... Reference(s) supporting recommendations. Prevention and management of sudden cardiac death associated with acute coronary syndromes: in hospital phase. Indications for revascularization ACS = acute coronary syndromes; AV = atrio-ventricular; ECG = electrocardiogram; ESC = European Society...
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EDITOR'S CHOICE | GUIDELINES
Published: 20 May 2016
... on the current opinion of this Task Force, 350 , 351 although one trial suggested that a resting ventricular rate of up to 110 bpm might still be acceptable, and this is currently recommended by the ESC guidelines on AF. 198 , 316 This should be tested and refined by further research. If the patient has...
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EDITOR'S CHOICE | FAST TRACK
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Patients with congestive heart failure (HF) are at high risk of dying from its progression as well from sudden cardiac death related to ventricular tachyarrhythmia. 1 Over the last decade, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have markedly improved...
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GUIDELINES
Published: 01 October 2010
... of recommendation. b Level of evidence. c References. AF = atrial fibrillation; AP = accessory pathway; ECG = electrocardiogram; SCD = sudden cardiac death. Table 17 Complications of AF catheter ablation ACT = activated clotting time; AF = atrial fibrillation; ALARA = as low...
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GUIDELINES
Published: 24 August 2012
.... 291 Such patients should be subject to specialized electrophysiological evaluation before discharge for placement of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. 325 , 333 The benefits of statins in secondary prevention have been unequivocally...
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GUIDELINES
Published: 29 August 2010
... cardiac ischaemia, within 24–48 h of ACS, during primary PCI for STEMI or late after MI, ventricular arrhythmias are a major cause of death. Large RCTs have shown a beneficial effect of ICD therapy in survivors of life-threatening arrhythmias and in patients at risk of sudden death (primary prevention...
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EDITOR'S CHOICE | GUIDELINES
Published: 23 May 2016
... in the standing position. In frail elderly patients, it is recommended to be careful and reach a decision based on monitoring of the clinical effects of treatment. SBP and DBP levels increase as alcohol consumption increases to >3 units/day, as does the risk of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, sudden death...
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EDITOR'S CHOICE | GUIDELINES
Published: 30 August 2013
... effective in improving prognosis in post-MI patients with DM by reducing the likelihood of reinfarction, sudden death and ventricular arrhythmias. 309 , 310 Beta-blockers may have negative metabolic effects—for example, by increasing IR and masking hypoglycaemic symptoms—and there seems...
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EDITOR'S CHOICE | GUIDELINES
Published: 01 October 2014
... in patients with stable symptoms, to risk-stratify patients, and to help choose treatment options and evaluate their efficacy as explained in detail in the ESC Guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease. 47 Recommendations on revascularizations in patients with chronic heart failure...
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Published: 27 August 2016
... do the ESC Guidelines exempt health professionals from taking into full and careful consideration the relevant official updated recommendations or guidelines issued by the competent public health authorities, in order to manage each patient's case in light of the scientifically accepted data pursuant...
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Published: 29 June 2016
.... Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most frequent of all cardiac arrhythmias, is associated with an increased risk of stroke, systemic embolism (SE), and heart failure. Patients with AF have a two-fold increased risk of death compared with those without AF. 1–3 Anticoagulation reduces the risk of stroke/SE...
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GUIDELINES
Published: 03 May 2012
... variables confirmed that compliance with all performance measures was statistically significantly higher for PCI patients than for CABG patients and was lowest for non-intervention patients. 556 The new ESC Guidelines provide a check list of measures necessary at discharge from hospital to ensure...
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