Posts Tagged ‘ICD implantation’

May 9th, 2014

Routine Defibrillation Testing Not Required During ICD Implantation

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 […]