Scar mapping for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death: Where are we now?

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Abstract

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) still represents the most challenging and controversial issue in cardiology. Even though implementation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in high-risk patients is effective in reducing SCD, the occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmias in the general population is disproportionately high as an expression of latent cardiac disease. Substrate myocardial analysis seems to be of pivotal importance to detect anatomic abnormalities underlying clinical conditions predisposing to major arrhythmic events. High-density electroanatomic mapping may be considered an effective technique to identify myocardial substrate abnormalities and to improve the identification of markers of increased arrhythmic risk in patients with ventricular arrhythmic disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-547
Number of pages9
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Risk stratification
  • Scar mapping
  • Sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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