Life-long tailoring of diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation-future perspectives in research

L. J. Blom*, P. G. A. Volders, A. A. Wilde, R. J. Hassink

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Abstract

The diagnosis and management of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation is challenging, as it requires extensive diagnostic testing and offers few curative options due to unknown underlying disease. The resulting population is a heterogeneous group of patients with a largely unknown natural history. Structural patient characterisation, follow-up and innovations in diagnostic testing can improve our understanding of the disease mechanisms of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, detect underlying disease during follow-up and aid in therapeutic management. Recently, initiatives have been launched in the Netherlands to investigate the role of high-resolution non-invasive electrocardiographic imaging and genetic and familial screening in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-374
Number of pages8
JournalNetherlands Heart Journal
Volume26
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Cardiovascular diagnostic techniques
  • Early diagnosis
  • Genetic testing
  • CARDIAC-ARREST SURVIVORS
  • TERM-FOLLOW-UP
  • BRUGADA-SYNDROME
  • SUBSTRATE

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