High-Risk Bundle-Branch Block

George Nikolic, Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, John Mcanulty, Edward Murphy, Henry Demots

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Abstract

To the Editor: In evaluating the risk of sudden death in patients with bundle-branch block, McAnulty et al. fail to specify the role of digitalis and antiarrhythmic drug therapy (July 15 issue).1 Although the contribution of the latter to both the heart block and the mortality may be difficult to distinguish from the contribution of underlying heart disease, it is ultimately of our own making and deserves much closer scrutiny than that given by the authors. It is of interest that the only patient with bundle-branch block and a pacemaker whose sudden death was documented by ambulatory electrocardiography2 had.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume307
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Bundle-Branch Block
Sudden Death
Heart Block
Digitalis
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Heart Diseases
Drug Therapy
Mortality

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Nikolic, G., Rahimtoola, S. H., Mcanulty, J., Murphy, E., & Demots, H. (1982). High-Risk Bundle-Branch Block. New England Journal of Medicine, 307(23). https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198212023072318

High-Risk Bundle-Branch Block. / Nikolic, George; Rahimtoola, Shahbudin H.; Mcanulty, John; Murphy, Edward; Demots, Henry.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 307, No. 23, 02.12.1982.

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Nikolic, G, Rahimtoola, SH, Mcanulty, J, Murphy, E & Demots, H 1982, 'High-Risk Bundle-Branch Block', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 307, no. 23. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198212023072318
Nikolic, George ; Rahimtoola, Shahbudin H. ; Mcanulty, John ; Murphy, Edward ; Demots, Henry. / High-Risk Bundle-Branch Block. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1982 ; Vol. 307, No. 23.
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