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Clinical Significance of Ventricular Premature Beats

  • C. Contini
  • G. Bongiorni
  • G. Kraft
  • G. Mazzocca
  • M. Baratto
  • D. Levorato
  • M. Pauletti
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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 37)

Abstract

The Authors make some considerations about the clinical significance of ventricular arrhythmias and their relationship to contractile myocardial impairement. The presence of ventricular arrhythmias with depression of myocardial contractility even in a localised area can be the first sign of cardiomyopathy. The population of postinfarction patients may show a similar behaviour in the presence of a worsening of ischemic cardiopathy. Isolated arrhythmic events, even at higher degree of risk (Lown classes 4 and 5) do not necessarily imply a real worsening of the basic disease.

Keywords

Ventricular Arrhythmia Cardiac Patient Holter Monitoring Arrhythmic Event Severe Arrhythmia 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Contini
    • 1
  • G. Bongiorni
    • 1
  • G. Kraft
    • 1
  • G. Mazzocca
    • 1
  • M. Baratto
    • 1
  • D. Levorato
    • 1
  • M. Pauletti
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR Clinical Physiology InstitutePisaItaly

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