Induction of ventricular fibrillation rather than ventricular tachycardia predicts tachyarrhythmia recurrences in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator for secondary prophylaxis.

@article{Rolf2009InductionOV,
  title={Induction of ventricular fibrillation rather than ventricular tachycardia predicts tachyarrhythmia recurrences in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator for secondary prophylaxis.},
  author={Sascha Rolf and Wilhelm Haverkamp and Martin Borggrefe and G{\"u}nter Breithardt and Dirk Bocker},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={289-96}
}
AIMS We sought to investigate the association of inducibility of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation (PVT/VF) or sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (SMVT) at standardized programmed ventricular stimulation (PVS) with the long-term likelihood of sudden death and/or fast VT in a large cohort of patients with idiopathic non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for secondary prophylaxis. METHODS AND RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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