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Strategies to Reduce Recurrent Shocks Due to Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with an Implanted Cardioverter-Defibrillator

… arrest, respectively. Despite the lifesaving benefit, ICD comes with the risk of recurrent shocks for both … ablation strategies to minimise the frequency of ICD shock, with a focus on treatment of ventricular … or those at high risk for such arrhythmias, may require an ICD to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. However, despite …

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Use and Abuse of Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators for Primary Prevention

… trials or disregarded. The morbidity associated with ICD implant is also overlooked and the cost-benefit analyses are exaggerated in favour of ICD implant. This review article summarises major clinical …

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Preventive Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation in Patients with Ischaemic Cardiomyopathy: Meta-analysis of Randomised Trials

… to treat the underlying arrhythmia substrate to prevent ICD therapies. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess … ablation prior to or at the time of secondary prevention ICD implantation in patients with coronary artery disease, as … and data on the number of patients with appropriate ICD shocks, appropriate ICD therapy, arrhythmic storm, death …

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Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy to Avoid Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shocks

… sudden cardiac death. Many patients receiving an ICD are affected by heart failure and are at risk of … of atrial fibrillation, giving rise to inappropriate ICD shocks, is high. Accordingly, ICD discharges occur frequently and many patients with an ICD

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New Ways to Detect and Prevent Atrial Fibrillation in Icd Patients

… New Ways to Detect and Prevent Atrial Fibrillation in Icd Patients Views: 1839 Likes: 0 Overview In this webinar experts in ICD therapy will show how to increase the accurate and timely … detecting new onset AF in patients with a single chamber ICD. Dr Martin Martinek (Linz, AT) will show the efficacy of …

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The Significance of Shocks in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Recipients

… Large-scale implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) trials have unequivocally shown a reduction in mortality … association between shocks and increased mortality in ICD recipients. It is unclear if shocks are merely a marker … aim of this review is to examine the relationship between ICD shocks and mortality, and explore possible mechanisms. …

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Do We Need an Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator for Primary Prevention in Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Patients?

… therapy (CRT), one of the key questions - do we need an ICD for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in … controlled studies used a CRT device combined with an ICD (CRT-D). Indeed, past prospective randomised controlled … prevention in patients with heart failure indicated that ICD reduced mortality in post-MI patients with left …

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The Entirely Subcutaneous Defibrillator – A New Generation and Future Expectations

… The recent advent of an entirely subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) represents a further step in the evolution of … some historical and current issues concerning the S-ICD that may offer a viable therapeutic option in selected …

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Sex Differences in Utilisation and Response to Implantable Device Therapy

… to determine the sex-specific survival benefit of ICD therapy. Evidence for the Use of ICD Therapy for Primary and Secondary Prevention of SCD The … [MUSTT] and MADIT II) all showed improved outcomes with ICD therapy in patients with a history of myocardial …

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Risk Stratification in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

… , risk stratification , right ventricular dysplasia , ICD , sudden cardiac death , cardiomyopathy , Disclosure: HC … should be used to make an informed decision regarding ICD placement, which is one of the main cornerstones of ARVC treatment. However, the decision to place an ICD must balance the potential short- and long-term …

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