Causes and consequences of discontinuation of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in non-terminally III patients

Huagui Li, Andrea Natale, Weixi Zhu, Ruth Ann Greenfield, Arthur Easley, William Barrington, John Windle

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Abstract

Infection and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks are important contributing factors to discontinuation of cardioverter- defibrillator therapy in non-terminally ill patients. These patients are at a high risk of sudden cardiac death despite continued antiarrhythmic drug therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1203-1205
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume81
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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