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

Authors
  • Hohnloser, Stefan H
  • Kuck, Karl Heinz
  • Dorian, Paul
  • Roberts, Robin S
  • Hampton, John R
  • Hatala, Robert
  • Fain, Eric
  • Gent, Michael
  • Connolly, Stuart J
Type
Published Article
Journal
New England Journal of Medicine
Publisher
New England Journal of Medicine
Publication Date
Dec 09, 2004
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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