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Many Patients With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Do Not Meet Criteria For Use, Duke Clinical Research Institute Study


1/4/2011 7:38:57 AM

Medical News Today -- A study that included more than 100,000 patients who received implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) found that about 20 percent did not meet evidence-based guidelines for receipt of an ICD, and that these patients had a significantly higher risk of in-hospital death than individuals who met criteria for receiving an ICD, according to a study in the January 5 issue of JAMA.



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