Circadian pattern of spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators


Eksik A., Akyol A., Norgaz T., Aksu H., Erdinler I., Cakmak N., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.13, no.9, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Keywords: ventricular tachyarrhythmia, circadian variation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH, MORNING INCREASE, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, VARIABILITY, ONSET, FREQUENCY, TACHYCARDIA, ISCHEMIA, TIME

Abstract

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.