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Primary Prevention ICDs Yield Survival Benefits

Among eligible patients, those who undergo implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation appear to benefit from a significantly decreased mortality rate when compared with those who do not undergo implantation,...

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Improving Survival After Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) is among the leading causes of hospitalization in the United States, afflicting more than 5.8 million men and women each year. The disease has been associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and...

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Investigating Referrals for ICDs

The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Heart Rhythm Society have published guidelines that provide patient selection criteria for the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) as primary...

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Analyzing Preventive CRT in the Elderly

Published studies have shown that the prevalence of congestive heart failure (CHF) increases as people age, rising from 2% to 3% in the total population to 10% to 20% after patients reach age 75. When compared with younger...

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