Current status of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in heart failure.

Abstract

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in patients with heart failure (HF). The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the only evidence-based treatment strategy for patients who have survived a life-threatening ventricular arrhythmic event. Randomized clinical trials have shown that specific subsets of HF patients with… (More)

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@article{Can2009CurrentSO, title={Current status of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in heart failure.}, author={Ilknur Haberal Can and Venkatakrishna N. Tholakanahalli}, journal={Current heart failure reports}, year={2009}, volume={6 3}, pages={199-209} }