Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: Expanding indications

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Abstract

Purpose of review: This article reviews multiple secondary and primary prevention trials that have expanded the indications for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Recent findings: Most studies performed over the last several years have concentrated on the role of ICDs in high-risk patients for the primary prevention of sudden death. Several recent trials that have been completed but not published are also reviewed. Summary: Data from recently completed trials and evolving ICD technology, such as ICDs with cardiac resynchronization capabilities, will alter indications for ICDs in the near future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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