Clinical significance and management of arrhythmias in the heart failure patient.

@article{Greene1992ClinicalSA,
  title={Clinical significance and management of arrhythmias in the heart failure patient.},
  author={Harry L. Greene},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 Suppl 1},
  pages={I13-21}
}
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common manifestation of hypertension, coronary artery disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy. The Framingham study showed that the incidence of CHF increases twofold with each decade of age. The presence of CHF increases the age-adjusted death rate 5.5-fold for women and 8-fold for men, and it increases the sudden death rate 5.5-fold in both men and women. Ventricular arrhythmias are a common accompaniment of CHF. Ambient ventricular premature complexes occur in… CONTINUE READING