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This is a report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, developed in partnership with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology and the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS), and in collaboration with the American College of(More)
BACKGROUND Empirical antiarrhythmic therapy has not reduced mortality among patients with coronary artery disease and asymptomatic ventricular arrhythmias. Previous studies have suggested that antiarrhythmic therapy guided by electrophysiologic testing might reduce the risk of sudden death. METHODS We conducted a randomized, controlled trial to test the(More)
S udden cardiac death describes the unexpected natural death from a cardiac cause within a short time period, generally Յ1 hour from the onset of symptoms, in a person without any prior condition that would appear fatal. 1,2 Such a rapid death is often attributed to a cardiac arrhythmia, but with the advent of monitoring capabilities from implantable(More)
BACKGROUND The mortality rate among patients with coronary artery disease, abnormal ventricular function, and unsustained ventricular tachycardia is high. The usefulness of electrophysiologic testing for risk stratification in these patients is unclear. METHODS We performed electrophysiologic testing in patients who had coronary artery disease, a left(More)