Arrhythmias and mortality in congestive heart failure.

  title={Arrhythmias and mortality in congestive heart failure.},
  author={John Kjekshus Kjekshus},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={65 19},
The extent and severity of myocardial dysfunction and risk of dying are associated with the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias. However, there is a dissociation between the frequency of ventricular arrhythmias and the prevalence of sudden death among patients with congestive heart failure. Sudden death occurs in 8 to 10% of New York Heart Association functional class I patients and in 20% of class II, III and IV patients, despite increased frequency of malignant arrhythmias and functional… CONTINUE READING


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