"Stable" ventricular tachycardia is not a benign rhythm : insights from the antiarrhythmics versus implantable defibrillators (AVID) registry.

@article{Raitt2001StableVT,
  title={"Stable" ventricular tachycardia is not a benign rhythm : insights from the antiarrhythmics versus implantable defibrillators (AVID) registry.},
  author={Merritt H. Raitt and Ellen Graham Renfroe and Andrew E. Epstein and J H Mcanulty and Peter R. Mounsey and Jonathan S Steinberg and Scott Lancaster and Ram L Jadonath and Alfred P. Hallstrom},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={
          244-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) can be unstable, can be associated with serious symptoms, or can be stable and relatively free of symptoms. Patients with unstable VT are at high risk for sudden death and are best treated with an implantable defibrillator. The prognosis of patients with stable VT is controversial, and it is unknown whether implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy is beneficial. METHODS AND RESULTS Screening for the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable… CONTINUE READING

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