The Treatment of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias

Roger S. Damle, Frederick A. Ehlert, Stephen Winters, Donald Rubinstein, J. Anthony Gomes, Jay W. Mason

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To the Editor: Mason and his colleagues are to be commended for undertaking the first large, randomized study to compare the roles of electrophysiologic testing and ambulatory monitoring in predicting the efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs (Aug. 12 issue)13. However, Dr. Mason's conclusion about the effect of the study findings on the approach to patients with serious ventricular arrhythmias is misleading. The first article reporting on the Electrophysiologic Study versus Electrocardiographic Monitoring (ESVEM) trial1 offers a direct comparison of electrophysiologic testing with Holter-guided therapy; its conclusion simply states, “There was no significant difference [between the two methods].” However, the…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume330
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 27 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Ambulatory Monitoring
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Tachycardia
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Damle, R. S., Ehlert, F. A., Winters, S., Rubinstein, D., Gomes, J. A., & Mason, J. W. (1994). The Treatment of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias. New England Journal of Medicine, 330(4), 286-288. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199401273300412
Damle, Roger S. ; Ehlert, Frederick A. ; Winters, Stephen ; Rubinstein, Donald ; Gomes, J. Anthony ; Mason, Jay W. / The Treatment of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 330, No. 4. pp. 286-288.
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Damle, RS, Ehlert, FA, Winters, S, Rubinstein, D, Gomes, JA & Mason, JW 1994, 'The Treatment of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 330, no. 4, pp. 286-288. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199401273300412

The Treatment of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias. / Damle, Roger S.; Ehlert, Frederick A.; Winters, Stephen; Rubinstein, Donald; Gomes, J. Anthony; Mason, Jay W.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 330, No. 4, 27.01.1994, p. 286-288.

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Damle RS, Ehlert FA, Winters S, Rubinstein D, Gomes JA, Mason JW. The Treatment of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias. New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 Jan 27;330(4):286-288. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199401273300412