Causes and consequences of discontinuation of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in non-terminally ill patients.

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Journal Article

Infection and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks are important contributing factors to discontinuation of cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in non-terminally ill patients. These patients are at a high risk of sudden cardiac death despite continued antiarrhythmic drug therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Li, H; Natale, A; Zhu, W; Greenfield, RA; Easley, A; Barrington, W; Windle, J

Published Date

  • May 15, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1203 - 1205

PubMed ID

  • 9604946

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9604946

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00090-3

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States