ICDs for Low Ejection Fraction After AMI

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Less than 10% of eligible older patients with low ejection fraction following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appear to receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), according to a study. However, ICD recipients had a lower hazard ratio (0.64) for 2-year mortality when compared with non-recipients.

Source: JAMA, June 23/30, 2015.

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