Posts Tagged ‘ICD’

July 9, 2013

Prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator treatment in patients with end-stage heart failure awaiting heart transplantation.


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This observational study supports the CCS recommendations of ICD consideration in transplant eligible patients. In this study, ICDs appear to be associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality in both primary and secondary prevention compared to those without an ICD despite a median time on the waiting list of only 8 months (estimated 1-year: 88±3% vs […]

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April 14, 2012

Survival benefit of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in left ventricular assist device-supported heart failure patients.


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Several studies have shown significant rates of ventricular tachyarrhythmia events while on VAD support, ranging from 22% -52%.  This single center study noted the mean time to first shock after LVAD implant was 129 ± 109 days, the LVAD cohort was more likely to have an appropriate ICD before LVAD implant than after and a survival […]

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