Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

Basil Saour, Bryan Smith, Clyde W Yancy*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention estimates that 5.7 million adults in the United States suffer from heart failure and 1 in 9 deaths in 2009 cited heart failure as a contributing cause. Almost 50% of patients who are diagnosed with heart failure die within 5 years of diagnosis. Cardiovascular disease is a public health burden. The prognosis of patients with heart failure has improved significantly. However, the risk for death remains high. Managing sudden death risk and intervening appropriately with primary or secondary prevention strategies are of paramount importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-723
Number of pages15
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


  • Heart failure
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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