Sixty-three patients in 9 centers were enrolled (age 43.0±13.4 years, 29 women). A diagnosis was obtained in 35 patients (56%): Long-QT syndrome in 8, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in 8, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in 6, early repolarization in 5, coronary spasm in 4, Brugada syndrome in 3, and myocarditis in 1.
...28 patients (44%) were considered to have idiopathic ventricular fibrillation.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Causes of cardiac arrest in the absence of structural heart disease or ECG abnormalities
From a series in Circulation: