The Official Journal of EuroPCR and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (EAPCI)
Cardiac arrhythmias in acute coronary syndromes: position paper from the joint EHRA, ACCA, and EAPCI task force
EuroIntervention 2015;10:1095-1108 published online ahead of print August 2014.
Bulent Gorenek*† (Chairperson, Turkey), Carina Blomström Lundqvist† (Sweden), Josep Brugada Terradellas† (Spain), A. John Camm† (UK), Gerhard Hindricks† (Germany), Kurt Huber‡ (Austria), Paulus Kirchhof† (UK), Karl-Heinz Kuck† (Germany), Gulmira Kudaiberdieva† (Turkey), Tina Lin† (Germany), Antonio Raviele† (Italy), Massimo Santini† (Italy), Roland Richard Tilz† (Germany), Marco Valgimigli¶ (The Netherlands), Marc A. Vos† (The Netherlands), Christian Vrints‡ (Belgium), Uwe Zeymer‡ (Germany), Steen B. Kristiansen (Denmark)
Document Reviewers: Gregory Y.H. Lip (Review Coordinator) (UK), Tatjania Potpara (Serbia), Laurent Fauchier (France), Christian Sticherling (Switzerland), Marco Roffi (Switzerland), Petr Widimsky (Czech Republic), Julinda Mehilli (Germany), Maddalena Lett
It is known that myocardial ischaemia and infarction leads to severe metabolic and electrophysiological changes that induce silent or symptomatic life-threatening arrhythmias. Sudden cardiac death is most often attributed to this pathophysiology, but many patients survive the early stage of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) reaching a medical facility where the management of ischaemia and infarction must include continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) and hemo- dynamic monitoring, and a prompt therapeutic response to incident sustained arrhythmias. During the last decade, the hospital locations in which arrhythmias are most relevant have changed to include the cardiac catheterization laboratory, since the preferred ...