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Detection and Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias

  • Donald C. Harrison
  • William G. Irwin


During the past 15 years the techniques available to detect ventricular arrhythmias in hospitalized and ambulatory patients have been developed to permit characterization and quantitation of the ventricular arrhythmias, 1 These advances have permitted the assessment of ventricular arrhythmia in many cardiac disorders and determination of their importance in the natural history of each syndrome. 2 Recently, a number of new antiarrhythmic drugs have been developed to provide the cardiologist a number of highly effective therapeutic agents for almost all ventricular arrhythmias. 3 However, each advance has raised new problems such as stratifying patients requiring treatment, documenting the effects of treatment and assessing the impact of treatment, on the natural history of the cardiac disorder. The report focuses on the latest available information about the detection and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.


Ventricular Arrhythmia Ventricular Fibrillation Antiarrhythmic Drug Cardiac Disorder Aortic Valve Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald C. Harrison
    • 1
  • William G. Irwin
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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