Risk of sudden cardiac death:Are coronary chronic total occlusions an additional risk factor?

Merinopoulos, Ioannis, Corballis, Natasha, Eccleshall, Simon C and Vassiliou, Vassilios S (2018) Risk of sudden cardiac death:Are coronary chronic total occlusions an additional risk factor? World Journal of Cardiology, 10 (12). pp. 250-253. ISSN 1949-8462

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Abstract

Sudden arrhythmic cardiac death remains a significant, potentially reversible, cardiological challenge in terms of creating accurate risk prediction models. The current guidelines for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy are mainly based on left ventricular ejection fraction despite its low sensitivity and specificity in predicting sudden cardiac death (SCD). Chronic total occlusions have been associated with increased mortality but further research is required to clarify if they should be incorporated in a risk model predicting SCD aiming to identify patients that would benefit from ICD therapy even with preserved ejection fraction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sudden cardiac death,chronic total occlusion,left ventricular ejection fraction,implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 16:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 23:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69562
DOI: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i12.250

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