TITLE

A Prophylactic cardioverter -- defibrillator prevented sudden death from arrhythmia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the question whether in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, is a prophylactic implantable cardioverter--defibrillator (ICD) is a more effective than standard pharmacotherapy (SP) for reducing all-cause death. The article concludes as a result of the study undertaken that in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, a prophylactic implantable cardioverter--defibrillator showed a trend toward a mortality benefit and prevented more sudden deaths from arrhythmia than standard pharmacotherapy.
ACCESSION #
15303574

 

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