Nathan Carter

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AIMS The totally subcutaneous implantable-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a new alternative to the conventional transvenous ICD system to minimize intravascular lead complications. There are limited data describing the long-term performance of the S-ICD. This paper presents the first large international patient population collected as part of the EFFORTLESS S-ICD(More)
BACKGROUND The entirely subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) eliminates the need for transvenous leads, and therefore has the potential to improve lead-longevity and reduce lead-related complications. The S-ICD has a morphology-based sensing algorithm of which inappropriate shocks have been reported. METHODS We analyzed the(More)
INTRODUCTION Indications for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in young patients have expanded and differ from those in older adults. We sought to provide descriptive characteristics and data regarding ICD therapy and outcomes among younger and older ICD recipients. METHODS AND RESULTS Demographics, device type and programming, remotely(More)
In this paper, we propose a Bayesian methodology for examining differences between statistics of a social network at two distinct points in time. The problem has been of interest for some time in the social networks community because it is quite difficult to test whether differences over time in statistics such as overall network connectivities are(More)
BACKGROUND The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system (S-ICD) uses a novel detection algorithm previously shown to discriminate induced tachyarrhythmias (ventricular vs supraventricular) effectively. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of the S-ICD discrimination algorithm in reducing the incidence of(More)
Australian truffle growing in Australia is small and at the early stages of development. The industry produced approximately 1,500 kilograms in 2009 with a wholesale price of between $1500 and $2,000 / kilogram. A high proportion of growers operate on a small scale. As well as increasing area being planted, truffle production is increasing approximately 40(More)
The first clinical results from the Evaluation of Factors Impacting Clinical Outcome and Cost Effectiveness of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (EFFORTLESS S-ICD) Registry on the entirely S-ICD system are promising, but the impact of the S-ICD system on patients' quality of life (QoL) is not known. We evaluated the QoL of patients(More)
BACKGROUND The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) provides an alternative to the transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (TV-ICD). Patients undergoing TV-ICD explantation may be eligible for reimplantation with an S-ICD; however, information on safety outcomes in this complex population is limited. OBJECTIVE This(More)