A comparison of empiric to physician-tailored programming of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results from the prospective randomized multicenter EMPIRIC trial.

@article{Wilkoff2006ACO,
  title={A comparison of empiric to physician-tailored programming of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results from the prospective randomized multicenter EMPIRIC trial.},
  author={Bruce L Wilkoff and Kevin T. Ousdigian and Laurence D. Sterns and Zengri J Wang and Ryan D. Wilson and John M. Morgan},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={330-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this randomized study was to determine whether a strategically chosen standardized set of programmable settings is at least as effective as physician-tailored choices, as measured by the shock-related morbidity of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy. BACKGROUND Programming of ventricular tachyarrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia [VT] or ventricular fibrillation [VF]) detection and therapy for ICDs is complex, requires many choices by highly trained… CONTINUE READING