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Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
Review paper
Published online: 2012-12-06
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Management of arrhythmias in heart failure. What a practicing physician should know in the current times

Rajesh Ramineni, Mani Kumar Bheemarasetti, Adrian Baranchuk, Tapasya Mandalapu, Venkat K. Mukku, Ken Fujise, Alejandro Barbagelata
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2012.0107
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Cardiol J 2012;19(6):567-577.

open access

Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
Review articles
Published online: 2012-12-06

Abstract

Arrhythmias play a significant role in the mortality and morbidity as well as hospitalizations of patients who carry a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. With improving survival in a world of novel medications and devices, an understanding of the pathophysiology and management of these arrhythmias is crucial. Majority of the basic heart failure medications such as beta- -blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors/aldosterone receptor blockers and aldosterone antagonists play a pivotal role in prevention of sudden cardiac deaths which can be a direct/indirect result of these arrhythmias. Anti-arrhythmic drugs and implantable cardioverter- -defibrillators were also beneficial in selected patients. Innovative electrophysiological techniques need to be considered in special situations.

Abstract

Arrhythmias play a significant role in the mortality and morbidity as well as hospitalizations of patients who carry a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. With improving survival in a world of novel medications and devices, an understanding of the pathophysiology and management of these arrhythmias is crucial. Majority of the basic heart failure medications such as beta- -blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors/aldosterone receptor blockers and aldosterone antagonists play a pivotal role in prevention of sudden cardiac deaths which can be a direct/indirect result of these arrhythmias. Anti-arrhythmic drugs and implantable cardioverter- -defibrillators were also beneficial in selected patients. Innovative electrophysiological techniques need to be considered in special situations.
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Keywords

arrhythmias; heart failure

About this article
Title

Management of arrhythmias in heart failure. What a practicing physician should know in the current times

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 6 (2012)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

567-577

Published online

2012-12-06

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2012.0107

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(6):567-577.

Keywords

arrhythmias
heart failure

Authors

Rajesh Ramineni
Mani Kumar Bheemarasetti
Adrian Baranchuk
Tapasya Mandalapu
Venkat K. Mukku
Ken Fujise
Alejandro Barbagelata

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