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ECG risk score may predict sudden cardiac arrest in certain patients

ECG risk score may predict sudden cardiac arrest in certain patients
July 20, 2017

A novel cumulative ECG risk score predicted sudden cardiac arrest in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction greater than 35%, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.

“In the patients with low ejection fraction, the ejection fraction by itself is not good enough and for those who have ejection fraction over 35%, we [don’t have] good predictors,” Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, medical director of the Heart Rhythm Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said in an interview with Cardiology Today. “What my group and I have been doing for almost 20 years is working on novel predictors we can find for sudden cardiac arrest.”

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