Prophylactic use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator after acute myocardial infarction.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been shown to improve survival in patients with various heart conditions who are at high risk for ventricular arrhythmias. Whether benefit occurs in patients early after myocardial infarction is unknown. METHODS We conducted the Defibrillator in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial, a… (More)

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