Ischaemic heart disease presenting as arrhythmias.

  title={Ischaemic heart disease presenting as arrhythmias.},
  author={Azad Ghuran and A. John Camm},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
Despite considerable progress in management over the recent years, coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death in the industrialised world. It is estimated that CAD is responsible for causing 152,000 deaths per year in the UK and one in eight deaths world-wide. Many of these deaths are attributed to the development of ventricular tachyarrhythmias during periods of myocardial ischaemia or infarction. Myocardial ischaemia is characterised by ionic and biochemical alterations… CONTINUE READING