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


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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