The Italian Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Registry. A survey of the national activity during the years 2001-2003.

BACKGROUND In recent years several trials demonstrated the efficacy of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy for sudden cardiac death prevention and total mortality reduction in particular high-risk groups of patients. The aim of this review was to report the main epidemiological data and the most important clinical characteristics of… CONTINUE READING