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The antitachycardia pacing ICD: impact on patient selection and outcome.
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PMID:  7681565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
RESULTS: Patient characteristics were similar in the two groups except that the ANT population had a greater male predominance and initially presented with a lower sudden cardiac death incidence (P < 0.05). Cumulative occurrence of first shock was significantly lower in the ANT group up to 24 months of follow-up (28% vs 36%, P < 0.05). ANT group survival from arrhythmic death (99% vs 96%) and all cause mortality (89% vs 94%) was significantly higher at 24 months of follow-up (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The addition of antitachycardia pacing to ICD therapy appears to significantly limit the occurrence of first ICD shock without adversely affecting mortality in a patient population similar to those implanted with standard ICDs.
J N Gross; R D Sackstein; S L Song; C J Chang; D T Kawinishi; S Furman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-27     Completed Date:  1993-04-27     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control*
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Retrospective Studies
Survival Rate
Tachycardia, Ventricular / mortality,  therapy*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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