Do the spatial characteristics of myocardial scar tissue determine the risk of ventricular arrhythmias?

Rubio Guivernau, José Luis and Ledesma Carbayo, María Jesús and Arenal Maíz, Ángel and Hernández, Jesús and Pérez David, Esther and Fernández Avilés, Francisco (2012). Do the spatial characteristics of myocardial scar tissue determine the risk of ventricular arrhythmias?. "Cardiovascular Research", v. 94 ; pp. 324-332. ISSN 0008-6363. https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvs113.

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Title: Do the spatial characteristics of myocardial scar tissue determine the risk of ventricular arrhythmias?
Author/s:
  • Rubio Guivernau, José Luis
  • Ledesma Carbayo, María Jesús
  • Arenal Maíz, Ángel
  • Hernández, Jesús
  • Pérez David, Esther
  • Fernández Avilés, Francisco
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Cardiovascular Research
Date: 1 March 2012
ISSN: 0008-6363
Volume: 94
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: myocardial scar, ventricular tachycardia
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Sudden cardiac death is one of the main causes of mortality in patients with structural heart disease. Although an implantable cardioverter de?brillator signi?cantly reduces the mortality rate, many patients never receive a shock. Identi?cation of high-risk patients would reduce the costs associated with this therapy and prevent the deleterious effect of inappropriate discharges. As scar tissue is the substrate of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with structural heart disease, scar characterization could allow strati?cation of the risk. The objective of this article is to review the role of scar characteristics in the pathogenesis of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with structural heart disease.

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Item ID: 15214
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15214/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15214
DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvs113
Official URL: http://cardiovascres.oxfordjournals.org/content/94/2/324
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Jun 2013 18:39
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 12:24
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