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At this time, ventricular fibrillation (VF) early after acute myocardial infarction (MI) is not an indication alone for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy. However, there is concern that despite the efficacy of mechanical and pharmacological therapy for acute MI, the risk of subsequent sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with VF complicating acute MI may be higher and the guidelines should be revisited.

Prognosis of Ventricular Fibrillation in Acute Myocardial Infarction