Study finds high survival rate for elderly patients with implantable defibrillator

Posted by on January 16, 2017 8:06 pm
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Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years—a higher rate than found in past trials performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the devices in this situation, according to a study.

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