Sudden cardiac death and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

@article{Turakhia2010SuddenCD,
  title={Sudden cardiac death and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.},
  author={Mintu P Turakhia},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 11},
  pages={1357-66}
}
Sudden cardiac death is a major public health problem, affecting 500,000 patients in the United States annually. An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) can terminate malignant ventricular arrhythmias and has been shown to improve survival in high-risk populations. Although sudden cardiac death is a heterogeneous condition, left ventricular ejection fraction of 35 percent or less remains the single best factor to stratify patients for prophylactic ICD implantation, and randomized trials… CONTINUE READING
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