Apparent protective effect of increased left ventricular wall thickness in an ICD population.


BACKGROUND Expanding indications for the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) call for further enhancement of patient selection for optimization of use. Because a subgroup of patients who receive ICDs may not receive therapies, we sought to identify clinical predictors of therapy-free survival in ICD patients. METHODS We performed an analysis of a… (More)


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