Background: The presence of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is associated with higher mortality. The annual incidence of VT after a diagnosis of amyloidosis and the associated cardiovascular (CV) outcomes have not been well assessed in a large cohort. Methods: A total of 12,139amyloidosis patients were identified from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Non-amyloidosis group was matched 1:1 for age, gender, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus (DM) to the amyloidosis group using a propensity score. Analysis of the risk of CV outcomes was conducted. We also analyzed the incidence of cardiac amyloidosis (CA). Results: The incidence rates of amyloidosis and CA were 6.54 and 0.61 per 100,000 person-years, respectively. Multivariable analysis revealed that the risk of VT was higher in both the amyloidosis [hazard ratio (HR): 7.90; 95% confidence interval (CI): 4.49-13.9] and CA (HR: 153.3, 95% CI: 54.3-432.7) groups. In the amyloidosis group, the risk of heart failure (HF)-related hospitalization, CV death, and all-cause death was also higher. Amyloidosis was associated with a higher CV mortality rate followingVT (HR: 1.50; 95% CI: 1.07-2.12). The onset of a new VT event in patients with amyloidosis was associated with HF, DM, chronic liver disease, and anti-arrhythmic drug use. Conclusions: In this nationwide cohort study, the incidence rates of amyloidosis and CA were 6.54 and 0.61 per 100,000 person-years, respectively. The long-term risks of VT and CV mortality were higher in the patients with amyloidosis and CA. The patients with amyloidosis had a poorer prognosis following VT events, highlighting the importance of continuous monitoring in these patients.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Acta Cardiologica Sinica|
|State||Published - Jul 2022|
- Cardiovascular death
- Ventricular tachyarrhythmia