Time dependence of risks and benefits in pediatric primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy.

@article{Dewitt2014TimeDO,
  title={Time dependence of risks and benefits in pediatric primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy.},
  author={Elizabeth S Dewitt and John K. Triedman and Frank Cecchin and Doug Y. Mah and Dominic James Abrams and Edward P. Walsh and Kimberlee K Gauvreau and Mark E. Alexander},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={
          1057-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) used to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children not only provide appropriate therapy in 25% of patients but also result in a significant incidence of inappropriate shocks and other device complications. ICDs placed for secondary prevention have higher rates of appropriate therapy than those placed for primary prevention. Pediatric patients with primary prevention ICDs were studied to determine time-dependent incidence of appropriate… CONTINUE READING

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