Comparison of ventricular arrhythmia frequency in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy versus nonischemic cardiomyopathy treated with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

@article{Ermi2005ComparisonOV,
  title={Comparison of ventricular arrhythmia frequency in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy versus nonischemic cardiomyopathy treated with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.},
  author={Cengiz Ermiş and Alan X. Zhu and Laura Vanheel and Mary Jo Lemke and Scott Sakaguchi and Keith G. Lurie and Fei Lu and Joseph Lin and David G Benditt},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={233-8}
}
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators have been shown to provide similar survival benefits for patients who have left ventricular dysfunction due to ischemic heart disease and for subsets of patients who have nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Findings in this study extend these observations by showing that patients who have ischemic or nonischemic heart disease and receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators not only have comparable mortality rates but also similar tachyarrhythmia frequencies… CONTINUE READING

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