Analysis of mortality events in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT-II).

@article{Greenberg2004AnalysisOM,
  title={Analysis of mortality events in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT-II).},
  author={Henry M Greenberg and Robert B. Case and Arthur J. Moss and Mary W. Brown and Elizabeth R Carroll and Mark L. Andrews},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={1459-65}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) therapy in preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) in post-infarction patients with advanced left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. BACKGROUND The Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT-II) randomized 1,232 post-infarction patients with an ejection fraction of < or =30% to ICD or conventional therapy. In the ICD group, there was a 31% decrease in the risk of total… CONTINUE READING

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