In ‐hospital ventricular arrhythmia in heart failure patients: 7 year follow‐up of the multi‐centric HEARTS registry

AbstractAimsThe aim of this study was to determine the incidence, predictors, and short ‐term and long‐term outcomes associated with in‐hospital sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) collectively termed ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in the heart failure (HF) patients.Methods and resultsThe HEart function Assessment Registry Trial in Saudi Arabia (HEARTS registry) is a prospective national registry of patients with chronic HF from18 tertiary care hospitals across Saudi Arabia. Diagnosis of HF was in accordance with American Heart Association/European Society of Cardiology definition criteria. The registry had enrolled 2610 HF patients during the 14  month recruitment period between October 2009 and December 2010. Occurrence of in‐hospital cardiac events, prognosis, and outcome were monitored during the 7 year follow‐up period. The incidence of in‐hospital VA in HF was 4.2%. VA was more common among men, and mean age was lesser than non ‐VA patients (58.5 ± 16: 61.5 ± 15 years;P = 0.042). Smoking and family history of cardiomyopathy were significant risk factors of VA. Previous history of arrhythmia, ST elevated myocardial infarction, infections, and hypotension remained significant predictors of in‐hospital VA associated with three to seven times more risk. Patients w ith VA had higher rates of in‐hospital events like recurrent HF, haemodialysis, shock, sepsis, major b...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

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