Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, with sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounting for most of these fatalities.1 Considering the growing prevalence of coronary heart disease and cardiomyopathies (see Figure 1) that, taken together, cause most SCDs, effective treatments are needed.