Prediction of mortality in clinical practice for medicare patients undergoing defibrillator implantation for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to derive and validate a practical risk model to predict death within 4 years of primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation. BACKGROUND ICDs for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death improve survival, but recent data suggest that a patient subset with high mortality and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.07.028

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