Wide QRS, narrow QRS: what's the difference?

  title={Wide QRS, narrow QRS: what's the difference?},
  author={Brian Olshansky},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={46 2},
  • Brian Olshansky
  • Published 2005 in Journal of the American College of Cardiology
mplantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) reduce the isk of death in properly selected patients. The Combined edicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had recommended rophylactic ICDs only for those patients with ischemic eart disease, a left ventricular ejection fraction 0.30, and QRS width 120 ms (1). The QRS duration was herefore a concern. Based on a retrospective analysis of the patients with CDs enrolled in the PainFREE Rx II trial (2), Buxton et l. in this issue of the Journal (3) report… CONTINUE READING