Ashley M. Nisbet and Derek T. Connelly

in Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure

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ISBN: 9780199577729
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697809 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks


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Both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias are common in patientswith heart failure (HF), regardless of the underlying aetiology. Arrhythmias contribute significantly to symptoms, and lead to anincrease in morbidity and mortality. In particular, ventriculararrhythmias can cause sudden cardiac death (SCD). Therefore, thediagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias is an important element inthe clinical management of patients with HF.

Chapter.  10082 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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