Patient, physician, and procedural factors influencing the use of defibrillation testing during initial implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion: findings from the NCDR®.

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BACKGROUND Advances in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) technology have resulted in more effective defibrillation, and the need for defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing has been questioned. METHODS A total of 64,227 initial ICD implant procedures performed at 1,261 facilities (April to December 2010) in the NCDR Registry™ were selected to… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/pace.12248

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