Which trials have shown no benefit from implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy?

Updated: Feb 13, 2017
  • Author: Daniel M Beyerbach, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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At least 4 notable, published implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) trials have failed to demonstrate a significant survival benefit to ICD therapy over optimal medical therapy. Two of these trials examined patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and 2 examined patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy.


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