MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.13, no.9, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
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ventricular tachyarrhythmia, circadian variation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH, MORNING INCREASE, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, VARIABILITY, ONSET, FREQUENCY, TACHYCARDIA, ISCHEMIA, TIME
Background: Previous studies have reported a circadian variation of ventricular tachyarrhythmias. However, there is no detailed information of the daily distribution of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) episodes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the daily distribution of episodes of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.