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...
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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...