What were the results of the DEFINITE study of 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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The Defibrillators in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation Trial (DEFINITE) enrolled subjects with nonischemic cardiomyopathy and showed a trend toward mortality benefit in the ICD arm, with mortality at 2 years being 14.1% in the medical therapy arm and 7.9% in the ICD arm. [25]


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