NEJM: Defibrillator Implantation in Patients with Nonischemic Systolic Heart Failure

Defibrillator Implantation in Patients with Nonischemic Systolic Heart Failure — NEJM

Conclusions

In this trial, prophylactic ICD implantation in patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure not caused by coronary artery disease was not associated with a significantly lower long-term rate of death from any cause than was usual clinical care. (Funded by Medtronic and others; DANISH ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00542945.)

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