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Prophylactic use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator after acute myocardial infarction.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
New England Journal of Medicine
1533-4406
Publisher
New England Journal of Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
351
Issue
24
Pages
2481–2488
Identifiers
PMID: 15590950
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prophylactic ICD therapy does not reduce overall mortality in high-risk patients who have recently had a myocardial infarction. Although ICD therapy was associated with a reduction in the rate of death due to arrhythmia, that was offset by an increase in the rate of death from nonarrhythmic causes.

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