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Usefulness of the Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Patients at High Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death.
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PMID:  25366562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background:Wearable cardioverter-defibrillators (WCD) have been available in Japan since April 2014, but their application is still limited.Methods and Results:We report 9 patients with a WCD applied between April and September 2014. All patients were at high risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. During WCD use, 1 patient had sustained ventricular tachycardia and successful shock delivery; 6 (67%) subsequently underwent implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy, while 2 had no requirement because of reduced risk, and 1 died of heart failure during WCD use.Conclusions:WCD is useful during acute-phase care of high-risk patients, and may help to avoid unnecessary ICD implantation.
Shingo Sasaki; Hirofumi Tomita; Shuji Shibutani; Kei Izumiyama; Takumi Higuma; Taihei Itoh; Kenichi Sasaki; Daisuke Horiuchi; Masaomi Kimura; Ken Okumura
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-4820     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
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Created Date:  2014-11-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-5    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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