Early EPS/ICD strategy in survivors of acute myocardial infarction with severe left ventricular dysfunction on optimal beta-blocker treatment. The BEta-blocker STrategy plus ICD trial

Antonio Raviele, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Michele Brignole, Riccardo Cappato, Alessandro Capucci, Fiorenzio Gaita, Michele Gulizia, Salvatore Mangiameli, Annibale Sandro Montenero, Roberto F E Pedretti, Jorge A. Salerno Uriarte, Sergio Sermasi, Seah Nisam, P. Della Valentina, F. Zanon, V. Calvi, A. Vincenti, N. F. Forgione, C. Bruna, C. MenozziE. Occhetta, N. Baldi, R. Mantovan, S. Setti, D. Bracchetti, M. Gronda, D. Bernabò, V. Ceci, R. Fanelli, P. Giani, D. Igidbashian, M. Marcolongo, T. Morgera, G. Nicotra, A. Pettini, G. Rognoni, F. Zardo

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Abstract

Aims: This multicentre prospective randomised trial was undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of an electrophysiological study (EPS)-guided/ implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) strategy in patients at high risk of sudden death (SD) early after myocardial infarction (MI). Previous studies have shown the benefits of such a strategy only in high-risk patients late after MI. Methods and results: We enrolled 143 survivors of acute MI (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-337
Number of pages11
JournalEuropace
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Defibrillation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Sudden death
  • Tachyarrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Raviele, A., Bongiorni, M. G., Brignole, M., Cappato, R., Capucci, A., Gaita, F., Gulizia, M., Mangiameli, S., Montenero, A. S., Pedretti, R. F. E., Salerno Uriarte, J. A., Sermasi, S., Nisam, S., Della Valentina, P., Zanon, F., Calvi, V., Vincenti, A., Forgione, N. F., Bruna, C., ... Zardo, F. (2005). Early EPS/ICD strategy in survivors of acute myocardial infarction with severe left ventricular dysfunction on optimal beta-blocker treatment. The BEta-blocker STrategy plus ICD trial. Europace, 7(4), 327-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eupc.2005.03.003