Systematic review: implantable cardioverter defibrillators for adults with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

@article{Ezekowitz2007SystematicRI,
  title={Systematic review: implantable cardioverter defibrillators for adults with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.},
  author={Justin A Ezekowitz and Brian H. Rowe and Donna M. Dryden and Nicola Hooton and Ben W Vandermeer and Carol Spooner and Finlay Aleck McAlister},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={147 4},
  pages={251-62}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction have an increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias. PURPOSE To summarize the evidence about benefits and harms of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in adult patients with LV systolic dysfunction. DATA SOURCES A search of electronic databases (including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports) from 1980 through April 2007, not limited by language of publication, was… CONTINUE READING