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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy in Women* 

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy in Women*
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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy in Women*
Author(s):

Andrea M. Russo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199321971.003.0009
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date: 19 October 2019

Randomized clinical trials have clearly demonstrated the efficacy of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for the primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. However, the benefit of prophylactic ICD therapy in certain subgroups of patients, particularly women, has been questioned. This chapter discusses sex differences in outcome, including mortality and arrhythmic events during follow-up, complications, and use of ICD therapy in clinical practice.

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