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  • Prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in the very elderly. [Journal Article]
  • EEuropace 2019 Mar 19
  • Zakine C, Garcia R, … Marijon E
  • CONCLUSIONS: Primary prevention ICD recipients ≥80 years in the real world had relatively low associated comorbidity. Rates of appropriate therapies and device-related complications were similar, compared with younger subjects. Nevertheless, the inherent limitations in interpreting observational data on this particular competing risk situation call for randomized controlled trials to provide definitive answers. Meanwhile, a careful multidisciplinary evaluation is needed to guide patient selection for ICD implantation in the elderly population.
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