Are more complex implantable cardioverter defibrillators associated with an increased mortality? Lessens learned from clinical trials

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  • We compared 1-year survival in patients receiving implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) that provide only shock therapy with more advanced ICDs that provide antitachycardia pacing, bradycardia pacing, low- energy cardioversion, and advanced detection algorithms. Outcome in patients with advanced-generation ICD systems was similar or improved compared with outcome in patients receiving ICDs with only monophasic shock.
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  • Ellenbogen KA; Epstein AE; Wood MA; Stambler BS; Kay GN; Plumb VJ; Voshage-Stahl L; Hull ML
  • Start Page

  • 958
  • End Page

  • 960
  • Volume

  • 80
  • Issue

  • 7