Are lipid-lowering drugs also antiarrhythmic drugs? An analysis of the Antiarrhythmics versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) trial.

@article{Mitchell2003AreLD,
  title={Are lipid-lowering drugs also antiarrhythmic drugs? An analysis of the Antiarrhythmics versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) trial.},
  author={L. Brent Mitchell and Judy L Powell and Anne M. Gillis and Victoria Kehl and Alfred P. Hallstrom},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={81-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the antiarrhythmic effects of lipid-lowering drug therapy as assessed by ventricular tachyarrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia [VT]/ventricular fibrillation [VF]) recurrences recorded by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with atherosclerotic heart disease (ASHD). BACKGROUND Randomized trials of lipid-lowering drugs suggest reduction of sudden death (SD) in patients with ASHD. Because SD is usually secondary to VT/VF, this… CONTINUE READING