Causes of redo procedures in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator--long-term follow-up results.

@article{Gepner2007CausesOR,
  title={Causes of redo procedures in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator--long-term follow-up results.},
  author={Katarzyna Gepner and Andrzej Przybylski and A. Maciag and Maciej Sterliński and Michał Lewandowski and Paweł Syska and Ilona Kowalik and Hanna Szwed},
  journal={Kardiologia polska},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 8},
  pages={893-8; discussion 899}
}
BACKGROUND Implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a well-established method to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD). Due to the expanding indications for this type of treatment and increasing survival of these patients, the ICD population is growing rapidly. AIM To assess the rate and causes of reoperations in patients with ICD over a long-term (at least 4 years) follow-up period. METHODS Between 1995 and 2006, an ICD was implanted in 598 patients. This study included all… CONTINUE READING