July 17th, 2014
SIMPLE Can Be Complicated
Joseph G Akar, MD/PhD and Johnny Michel Abboud, MD
Reimbursement issues might add a layer of complexity to the findings from the SIMPLE trial.
May 9th, 2014
Routine Defibrillation Testing Not Required During ICD Implantation
Larry Husten, PHD
Although commonly performed, routine defibrillation testing has never been shown to be safe or necessary. Now a new study, presented yesterday at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in San Francisco, offers evidence that although routine testing is generally safe it may increase complications without producing any improvement in outcomes. In the SIMPLE (Shockless Implant Evaluation) trial, sponsored by Boston […]