Sudden cardiac arrest during acute coronary occlusion - who is at risk?

Meier, Pascal; Seiler, Christian (2010). Sudden cardiac arrest during acute coronary occlusion - who is at risk? Cardiology, 117(2), pp. 124-7. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000320092

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Many people with acute myocardial infarction die from sudden cardiac arrest before reaching the hospital. The current clinical understanding of the mechanisms and risk factors surrounding sudden cardiac death is limited. However, 2 factors related to sudden death, namely the occluded coronary vessel (right coronary, left circumflex, or left anterior descending artery) and the extent of collateral circulation, are of potential relevance. Recent data suggest that the risk differs between the different coronary arteries and that coronary collateral circulation seems to have an important protective 'antiarrhythmic' effect. This editorial will address possible mechanisms and potential implications in clinical practice.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Seiler, Christian

ISSN:

0008-6312

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000320092

PubMed ID:

20962528

Web of Science ID:

000283861700008

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1603 (FactScience: 203381)

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