[Ventricular arrhythmias, sudden death and heart failure].

  title={[Ventricular arrhythmias, sudden death and heart failure].},
  author={Jean-paul Bounhoure and Michel Galinier and Serge Bov{\'e}da and J P Albenque},
  journal={Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine},
  volume={194 6},
  pages={997-1007; discussion 1007-8}
Despite therapeutic advances, the mortality rate associated with congestive heart failure remains as high as 20% per year. Among patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction, more than 60% of deaths result from ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, 20% from bradyarrhythmias (including advanced atrio-ventricular block or asystole), and 20% from terminal ventricular pump failure. Ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death result from an interaction between a trigger and a substrate with… CONTINUE READING