Long-term mortality predictors in patients with chronic bifascicular block.

@article{MartAlmor2009LongtermMP,
  title={Long-term mortality predictors in patients with chronic bifascicular block.},
  author={Julio Mart{\'i}-Almor and Merc{\'e} Cladellas and V{\'i}ctor Baz{\'a}n and Carmen Altaba and Miguel Angel Guijo and Joaquim Delclos and Jordi Bruguera-Cortada},
  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 9},
  pages={1201-7}
}
AIMS To evaluate the long-term mortality rate and to determine independent mortality risk factors in patients with bifascicular block (BFB). Patients with BFB are known to have a higher mortality risk than the general population, not only related to progression to atrio-ventricular block but also due to the presence of malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Previous observational and epidemiological studies including a high proportion of patients with structural heart disease have shown an… CONTINUE READING