Identification of patients at risk for arrhythmic death: Role of Holter ECG recording

J. T. Bigger, J. Coromilas

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In the past 10 years, several studies have attempted to relate ventricular arrhythmias recorded 10 to 30 days after infarction to long-term outcome. Also, there have been several reports of Holter recordings on persons who have died while a Holter recorded was attached. We will review this information here in order to address the following questions: What is considered normal and abnormal in Holter ECG recordings? When is the best time to evaluate cardiac rhythm with Holter ECG recordings after myocardial infarction? which ventricular arrhythmias are the best predictors of mortality? Do ventricular arrhythmias predict subsequent mortality independent of left ventricular dysfunction? What are the actual mechanisms of sudden cardiac death?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-143
Number of pages13
JournalCardiovascular Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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