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Defibrillation testing losing ground as a safety check for ICDs


“The benefits of DFT (defibrillation testing) have not routinely been demonstrated,” Ryan T. Borne, of CU Anschutz Medical Campus, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Network Open. “Several studies published between 2008 and 2012 found no association between routine testing and the efficacy of ICD shocks during follow-up or the risk of arrhythmic death. Furthermore, contemporary ICDs rarely fail in their ability to detect and treat ventricular arrhythmias.”
 

Cardiovascular Business, Nov. 4, 2019

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