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Death Without Prior Appropriate Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy A Competing Risk Study

Death Without Prior Appropriate Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy A Competing Risk Study,Michael T. Koller,Beat Schaer,Marcel Wolbers,Chr

Death Without Prior Appropriate Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy A Competing Risk Study   (Citations: 8)
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Published in 2011.
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    • ...followed up 442 patients postimplant for 7 years. Only 52% of patients received appropriate ICD therapy....

    G K Panickeret al. Choosing pacemakers appropriately

    • ...Since patients who survive a cardiac arrest are often older with multiple or severe comorbidities at risk of death resulting from causes other than recurrent ventricular tachyarrhythmias, clinicians should be aware that there are subgroups of patients who may not benefit from AICD implantation: those who may die without or prior to the first appropriate AICD therapy (eg, patients with advanced CHF) and those who would never manifest a sustained ventricular arrhythmia. ...

    R J Sunget al. Practice viewpoints: AICD, who and when?

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