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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Mitchell, LB; Powell, JL; Gillis, AM; Kehl, V; Hallstrom, AP; AVID Investigators 
Title:
Are lipid-lowering drugs also antiarrhythmic drugs? An analysis of the Antiarrhythmics versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) trial. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the antiarrhythmic effects of lipid-lowering drug therapy as assessed by ventricular tachyarrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia [VT]/ventricular fibrillation [VF]) recurrences recorded by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with atherosclerotic heart disease (ASHD). BACKGROUND: Randomized trials of lipid-lowering drugs suggest reduction of sudden death (SD) in patients with ASHD. Because SD is usually secondary to VT/VF, this observ...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Am Coll Cardiol 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
42 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
81-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0735-1097 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie