Preserved heart rate variability identifies low-risk patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: results from the DEFINITE trial.

@article{Rashba2006PreservedHR,
  title={Preserved heart rate variability identifies low-risk patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: results from the DEFINITE trial.},
  author={Eric J. Rashba and N. A. Mark Estes and Paul Wang and Andi Schaechter and Adam Howard and Wojciech Zareba and Jean-Philippe Couderc and Juha S Perkiomaki and Joseph D. Levine and Alan Kadish},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={281-6}
}
BACKGROUND The recent expansion of indications for prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement in subjects with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy has raised concerns about the cost-effectiveness of this therapy. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to identify low-risk patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy who may not require prophylactic ICD placement. METHODS This was a prospective study of 274 participants in the Defibrillators in Non-Ischemic… CONTINUE READING