Trial-generated profiles for implantation of electrical devices in outpatients with heart failure: real-world prevalence and 1-year outcome.

@article{Boriani2010TrialgeneratedPF,
  title={Trial-generated profiles for implantation of electrical devices in outpatients with heart failure: real-world prevalence and 1-year outcome.},
  author={Giuseppe Boriani and Claudio Rapezzi and Igor Diemberger and Lucio Gonzini and Marco Gorini and Donata Lucci and Gianfranco Sinagra and Robin M. T. Cooke and Giuseppe di Pasquale and Luigi T Tavazzi and Aldo Pietro Maggioni},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={82-91}
}
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials have generated strong evidence on the efficacy of electrical device therapy in selected patients with heart failure (HF). The enrolment criteria of these three trials generated patient profiles that helped to shape current guidelines on chronic heart failure (CHF) treatment and sudden cardiac death (SCD) prevention. We investigated the prevalence of trial-generated profiles for implantable defibrillator or cardiac resynchronization therapy candidacy among… CONTINUE READING