SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology

The year in cardiovascular medicine 2022: the top 10 papers in arrhythmias

█ Current opinion

Pier D. Lambiase1, Prashantan Sanders2, and Harry J.G.M. Crijns3*
1Cardiology, University College London & Barts Heart Centre, London, UK
2Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
3Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Centre Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Among the top 10 arrhythmia papers are the 2022 ESC guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) and the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) (1). The Guidelines summarizing figure provides a comprehensive clinical, electrocardiographic, and genetic overview of the various diseases associated with VA or SCD (Graphical Abstract, A). They promote public access to defibrillation supported by mobile health and a much larger role in catheter ablation (Graphical Abstract, B). Also, multiple recommendations are provided on the use of CMR and genetic testing to improve diagnosis and steer therapy for several cardiomyopathies in particular if specific risk features are present. To enhance efficient ICD therapy in cardiomyopathies, novel risk factor-based recommendations are provided (1).


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