Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation: Is the Prognosis Always Bad?

  • R. N. W. Hauer
  • C. A. Remme
Conference paper


A minority of cases of ventricular fibrillation (VF) occur in patients in whom no structural heart disease or any other known arrhythmogenic factor can be identi- fied in spite of extensive evaluation. The preferred term for this entity is “idio- pathic VF”, as suggested by the consensus statement of the steering committees of the Unexplained Cardiac Arrest Registry of Europe (UCARE) and the Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation Registry of the United States (IVF-US) [1].


Ventricular Fibrillation Structural Heart Disease Mitral Valve Prolapse Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. W. Hauer
    • 1
  • C. A. Remme
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Heart-Lung InstituteUniversity Hospital UtrechtThe Netherlands

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