Prospective study of interleukin-6 and the risk of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmia in ICD-recipients--a pilot study.

@article{Streitner2007ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of interleukin-6 and the risk of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmia in ICD-recipients--a pilot study.},
  author={Florian Streitner and Juergen Kuschyk and Christian Veltmann and Martina Brueckmann and Ines Streitner and Joachim Brade and Michael Neumaier and Thomas Bertsch and Burghard Schumacher and Martin Borggrefe and Christian Wolpert},
  journal={Cytokine},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={30-4}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated the relationship between interleukin-6 (IL-6) and the risk of experiencing spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT/VF) in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). BACKGROUND Cytokine levels predict outcome in patients with advanced heart failure and are elevated in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Regarding heart rhythm disturbances, proinflammatory activity could predict the occurrence of atrial fibrillation. There is no data on… CONTINUE READING

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