TITLE

Identifying patients who benefit the most from implantable defibrillators

AUTHOR(S)
Pinkowish, Mary Desmond
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Patient Care;6/30/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Calgary, Alberta on implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) in the treatment for ventricular tachyarrythmia. High-risk elderly patients as the population who may benefit most from ICD; Evidence suggesting that ICD is more effective than amiodarone in reducing mortality.
ACCESSION #
3303468

 

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