Primary prevention ICD in Nonischemic cardiomyopathy

There is a recent online first article in NEJM  ( Defibrillator Implantation in Patients with Nonischemic Systolic Heart Failure – DANISH Study). The study is summarized below: Summary: The benefit of an implantable cardioverter–defibrillator (ICD) in patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure caused by coronary artery disease has been well documented. However, the evidence for […]

Sudden cardiac death

What is sudden cardiac death (SCD) ? Sudden cardiac death is defined as natural death from cardiac causes, heralded by abrupt loss of consciousness within 1 hour of the onset of an acute change in cardiovascular status. Related terms are sudden cardiac arrest and cardiovascular collapse. Sudden cardiac arrest means abrupt cessation of cardiac mechanical […]

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