Antiarrhythmic effect of carvedilol after acute myocardial infarction: results of the Carvedilol Post-Infarct Survival Control in Left Ventricular Dysfunction (CAPRICORN) trial.

@article{McMurray2005AntiarrhythmicEO,
  title={Antiarrhythmic effect of carvedilol after acute myocardial infarction: results of the Carvedilol Post-Infarct Survival Control in Left Ventricular Dysfunction (CAPRICORN) trial.},
  author={John J V McMurray and Lars Valeur K\ober and Michele Robertson and Henry G Dargie and Wilson Colucci and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s L{\'o}pez-Send{\'o}n and Willem F. Remme and D Norman Sharpe and Ian Ford Ford},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={525-30}
}
OBJECTIVES Whether beta-blockers reduce atrial arrhythmias and, when added to an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, ventricular arrhythmia is unknown. BACKGROUND Ventricular and atrial arrhythmias are common after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and are associated with a poor prognosis. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors reduce the incidence of both types of arrhythmia. METHODS The antiarrhythmic effect of carvedilol was examined in a placebo-controlled multicenter trial… CONTINUE READING
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