Prophylactic implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for Japanese patients with heart failure – problem of "underuse".

  • Keisuke Kuga
  • Published 2015 in
    Circulation journal : official journal of the…

Abstract

patients, only a small proportion (13%) received an ICD.12 In Get with the Guidelines Program,13 among patients who met indications of prophylactic ICD implantation of contemporary guidelines,14,15 35% received ICD therapy.16 In a populationbased study in Canada, only 16% of patients eligible for primary-prevention of ICD (ischemic and non-ischemic… (More)
DOI: 10.1253/circj.CJ-14-1394

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@article{Kuga2015ProphylacticIO, title={Prophylactic implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for Japanese patients with heart failure – problem of "underuse".}, author={Keisuke Kuga}, journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society}, year={2015}, volume={79 2}, pages={297-9} }