You wont hear me complain very often . . . I enjoy doing these sections on HeartPoint, but ventricular arrhythmias are difficult. While they can be extremely dangerous in some circumstances, the vast majority are no more dangerous than a hangnail. So which is yours? Well try our best to be honest here you deserve the truth, even it is difficult to understand. You will need to pay attention and get the whole story, and you will need your own physician to help put it in the perspective of your own case.
©COPY 1997 HeartPoint Updated May 1999.
- Ventricular arrhythmias occur in almost everyone.
- Ventricular arrhythmias are the mechanism of the majority of cases of sudden death
- Patients with some types of heart disease and frequent or complex ventricular arrhythmias have an increased risk of sudden death. However, the majority of cases of sudden death occur in people with neither previously known heart disease nor known frequent or complex ventricular arrhythmias.
- Medications which reduce the number of ventricular arrhythmias do not decrease, and in some cases increase, the risk of sudden death.
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