Comparison of ICD implantation in obese and nonobese patients.

@article{Venkataraman2014ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of ICD implantation in obese and nonobese patients.},
  author={Ganesh Venkataraman and Deepti Mathur and Siddhi Joshi and Adam S Strickberger},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={481-5}
}
BACKGROUND Implantable defibrillator (ICD) therapy improves mortality in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. Obese patients pose challenges during ICD implantation and may have an increased risk of procedure-related complications. The comparison of acute procedural success and safety of ICD implantation in obese and nonobese patients has not been previously reported. METHODS A total of 181 patients underwent ICD implantation at a single institution. Obesity was defined as a body mass… CONTINUE READING

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