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Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
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Professor Bulent Gorenek (Turkey), chairperson of the task force, said: “Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death in Europe, the US and other developed countries. These deaths are mainly due to cardiac arrhythmias. This is the first document to provide clear recommendations on how to manage patients with ACS who develop arrhythmias. This topic has received limited coverage in guidelines and at congresses, and clinicians have many unanswered questions.”
Professor Gorenek said: “The use of antiarrhythmic drugs for the treatment of sustained ventricular arrhythmias in ACS has been the subject of strong debate. No big randomised trials have been conducted on this topic. Our recommendations will help clinicians prescribe the most appropriate antiarrhythmic drug for the situation.”
Professor Gorenek said: “The management of patients with ACS and cardiac arrhythmias requires a multidisciplinary approach involving specialists in acute cardiac care, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. The recommendations in this document should help all clinicians who manage these patients to provide the best treatment available.”
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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