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CRT and ICD implantation in difficult timesJun 22, 2011 11:30 EDT
An examination of the data from controversial recent studies into appropriateness of ICD implantation and cardiac resynchronization therapy underlines the importance of following the guidelines to ensure optimum patient care.
Al-Khatib SM, Hellkamp A, Curtis J, et al. Non-evidence-based ICD implantations in the United States. JAMA 2011; 305:43-49. Available here.
Sipahi I, Carrigan TP, Rowland DY, et al. Impact of QRS duration on clinical event reduction with cardiac resynchronization therapy. Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Intern Med 2011; DOI:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.247. Available here.