May 7th, 2013
Longer Detection Time Helps Prevent Unnecessary ICD Shocks
Larry Husten, PHD
Increasing the detection intervals in ICD programming can reduce the number of unnecessary or inappropriate shocks, according to results of the ADVANCE III study published in JAMA. A group of Italian investigators randomized 1,902 patients receiving an ICD to programming with either long- or standard-detection intervals. After 12 months of followup, patients in the long-detection group […]
December 17th, 2012
Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 17th
Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP
This week’s topics include a study on ICD programming to reduce inappropriate therapy and mortality, a clinical review of diagnosing and managing supraventricular tachycardia, the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, and more.