Prognostic impact of early ventricular fibrillation in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary PCI.
Publishing year: 2012
Publication/Series: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Current guidelines do not advocate implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) for survivors of ventricular fibrillation (VF) during the first 48 hours of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, contemporary studies in a real-life setting with long-term follow-up are lacking. We assessed the prognostic impact of early VF in a non-selected population of STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
- Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
- ISSN: 2048-8734
E-mail: gustav.smith [at] med.lu.se