Effectiveness of early implantation of cardioverter defibrillator for postoperative ventricular tachyarrhythmia

Islam Bolad, Carolyne MacLellan, Sree Karanam, Florence Parrella, Gregory Michaud, Richard D'Agostino, David Shahian, Roy John, David Martin

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Abstract

The effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) implanted in the early postoperative period after cardiac surgery for ventricular tachyarrhythmias is unknown, because all of the major trials excluded this patient population. Thus, a 10-year retrospective study was conducted of patients who had ICDs implanted for de novo postoperative ventricular tachyarrhythmias during the index admission for cardiac surgery. There was a high rate of early recurrence of ventricular tachyarrhythmia treated by defibrillators, and this finding questions the exclusion of this important patient population from large trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Bolad, I., MacLellan, C., Karanam, S., Parrella, F., Michaud, G., D'Agostino, R., Shahian, D., John, R., & Martin, D. (2004). Effectiveness of early implantation of cardioverter defibrillator for postoperative ventricular tachyarrhythmia. American Journal of Cardiology, 94(3), 376-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.04.041