TITLE

Mechanisms Contributing to Arrhythmogenesis During Early Myocardial Ischemia, Subsequent Reperfusion, and Chronic Infarction

AUTHOR(S)
Corr, Peter B.; Pogwizd, Steven M.
PUB. DATE
July 1988
SOURCE
Angiology;Jul1988 Part 2, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p684
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on coronary artery disease. Sudden cardiac death in the setting of coronary artery disease is usually secondary to the abrupt onset of a lethal arrhythmia--most commonly ventricular tachycardia leading to ventricular fibrillation. Sudden cardiac death is a problem of enormous magnitude, accounting for well over 300,000 deaths per year in the United States alone. Owing to the unexpected nature of these lethal arrhythinias, and the fact that warning symptoms, if present, are usually very brief, most deaths occur outside the hospital.
ACCESSION #
16476023

 

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