Use of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

W. Clark Hargrove, John M. Miller, Mark E. Josephson, Edward V. Platia, Lawrence S.c. Griffith, Levi Watkins, Morton M. Mower, Thomas Guarnieri, Philip R. Reid

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To the Editor: The article by Platia et al. (Jan. 23 issue)1 on the management of malignant ventricular arrhythmias by combined endocardial resection and implantation of the automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillator is timely and provocative. We think, however, that widespread routine use of the device in this setting would result in a gross waste of medical resources with little additional clinical benefit. We have reported on a series of 100 patients treated with map-guided subendocardial resection.2 The postoperative sudden-death rate was 4 percent, and an additional 4 percent of patients had occasional episodes of well-tolerated spontaneous ventricular tachycardia despite medications —…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume315
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 1986

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Implantable Defibrillators
Medical Waste
Defibrillators
Ventricular Tachycardia
Sudden Death
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Equipment and Supplies
Mortality

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Hargrove, W. C., Miller, J. M., Josephson, M. E., Platia, E. V., Griffith, L. S. C., Watkins, L., ... Reid, P. R. (1986). Use of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. New England Journal of Medicine, 315(1), 63-64. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198607033150113

Use of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. / Hargrove, W. Clark; Miller, John M.; Josephson, Mark E.; Platia, Edward V.; Griffith, Lawrence S.c.; Watkins, Levi; Mower, Morton M.; Guarnieri, Thomas; Reid, Philip R.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 315, No. 1, 03.07.1986, p. 63-64.

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Hargrove, WC, Miller, JM, Josephson, ME, Platia, EV, Griffith, LSC, Watkins, L, Mower, MM, Guarnieri, T & Reid, PR 1986, 'Use of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 315, no. 1, pp. 63-64. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198607033150113
Hargrove WC, Miller JM, Josephson ME, Platia EV, Griffith LSC, Watkins L et al. Use of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. New England Journal of Medicine. 1986 Jul 3;315(1):63-64. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198607033150113
Hargrove, W. Clark ; Miller, John M. ; Josephson, Mark E. ; Platia, Edward V. ; Griffith, Lawrence S.c. ; Watkins, Levi ; Mower, Morton M. ; Guarnieri, Thomas ; Reid, Philip R. / Use of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 315, No. 1. pp. 63-64.
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