Utilization trends and clinical outcomes in patients implanted with a single- vs a dual-coil implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead: Insights from the ALTITUDE Study.

@article{Hsu2015UtilizationTA,
  title={Utilization trends and clinical outcomes in patients implanted with a single- vs a dual-coil implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead: Insights from the ALTITUDE Study.},
  author={Jonathan C Hsu and Leslie Anne Saxon and Paul W. Jones and Scott Wehrenberg and Gregory M. Marcus},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={1770-5}
}
BACKGROUND Historically, the most commonly implanted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) lead is dual coil. Conventional wisdom holds that single-coil leads may be less effective than dual-coil leads, but easier to extract. No contemporary large-scale studies have evaluated the relative epidemiology of these 2 leads or compared their respective clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate trends in single- vs dual-coil ICD lead implantation and differences in clinical outcomes… CONTINUE READING