Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

Andrew D. Beaser, Adam S. Cifu, Hemal M. Nayak

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Ventricular arrhythmias range from benign premature ventricular contractions to ventricular fibrillation and can be asymptomatic or have suddencardiacdeathas the first manifestation.Suddencardiacdeath is a major public health problem, accounting for50%of all cardiovascular death.1 Although a plurality of sudden cardiac death occurs in the general population with no apparent cardiac risk factors, the risk is greatest in patients with LVEF of less than 30%, clinical heart failure, prior aborted cardiac arrest, or coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-162
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 9 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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