Tag: defibrillators

Image: PD 1. Dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) do not offer better outcomes with regard to mortality or readmission in the year following transplant.  2. Dual-chamber ICDs are associated with higher complication rates relative to single-chamber ICDs including increasing risk of complications requiring surgical revision.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: More complex...
Image: CC/L. academia 1. This trial found a 31% reduction in risk of death associated with implantation of a defibrillator compared to conventional therapy. 2. Rates of hospitalization with heart failure were somewhat higher in the defibrillator group, though this did not reach significance. Study Rundown: Prophylactic implantation of a defibrillator may improve...