TITLE

Review: Implantable Cardioverter defibrillators reduce all-cause mortality in nonischemic cardiomyopathy

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article states that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) reduce all-cause mortality in nonischemic cardiomyopathy. In the presents study, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared an ICD with medical therapy in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest, documented or symptomatic sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmia, or depressed left ventricular function deemed to be at high risk for lethal cardiac arrhythmia. RCTs were also required to have recorded all-cause mortality, cardiac death, or arrhythmic mortality as the main outcome. All qualifying RCTs were assessed for adequate blinding of randomization, completeness of follow-up, and objectivity of the outcome assessment.
ACCESSION #
17116510

 

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