SEDET Trial: Is Noninvasive Evaluation Sufficient to Identify Patients at High Risk of Arrhythmia?

  • M. Santini
  • R. Ricci
  • M. Zoni Berisso
Conference paper


The superior effectiveness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy as compared to pharmacological therapy in survivors of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and poorly tolerated ventricular tachycardia (VT) was proven by the prematurely terminated Amiodarone Versus Implantable Defibrillator (AVID) study which showed that patients randomized to ICD treatment had a much lower mortality (38% reduction after 1 year, and 25% reduction after 2 and 3 years) than patients randomized to amiodarone treatment [1].


Heart Rate Variability Acute Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Tachycardia Thrombolytic Therapy Premature Ventricular Complex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Santini
    • 1
  • R. Ricci
    • 1
  • M. Zoni Berisso
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di CardiologiaOspedale San Filippo NeriRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di CardiologiaOspedale GallieraGenoaItaly

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