Sudden Cardiac Death in Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Therapeutic Options

  title={Sudden Cardiac Death in Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Therapeutic Options},
  author={Wolfram Grimm and Bernhard Maisch},
Despite routine use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, β-blockers and spironolactone in patients with heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), these patients still have a considerable annual mortality rate of 5–10%. Sudden unexpected death accounts for up to 50% of all deaths and is most often due to rapid ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation and less often due to bradyarrhythmias or asystole. Therapeutic Options: The use of β-blockers in patients with… CONTINUE READING


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