Posts Tagged ‘ICD-CRT’

September 2nd, 2013

Automatic Wireless Monitoring Shows Benefits in Chronic Heart Failure

The In-Time trial is the first to show that home monitoring of HF patients may be beneficial.

September 12th, 2011

Study Finds Risks and Costs Associated with Infection After Device Implantation

A large new study has found significant risks and costs associated with infections following the implantation of CIEDs (cardiovascular implantable electronic devices), including ICDs, CRT-Ds, and pacemakers. In a paper published in Archives of Internal Medicine, Muhammad Sohail and colleagues analyzed Medicare data from more than 200,000 patients admitted for CIED implantation, replacement, or revision in 2007, including  5817 admissions with infection. Infection […]

September 8th, 2011

When Is the Patient “Too Old” for an ICD?


Discuss whether to implant an ICD near the end of a patient’s life.

November 14th, 2010

ICD-CRT Found Beneficial in RAFT

RAFT (Resynchronization-Defibrillation for Ambulatory Heart Failure Trial) randomized 1798 patients with NYHA class II or III heart failure, LVEF < 30%, and a wide QRS complex to either an ICD alone or an ICD-CRT. After a mean followup of 40 months, the rate of death or heart failure hospitalization was 40.3% in the ICD group […]