ICD Primary Prevention Benefit Affirmed in Meta-Analysis

Sedate with DANISH, aloof data shore ups mortality threat reduction

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) cut mortality hazard in primary impressive, although the mark is somewhat conflicting for nonischemic versus nonischemic cardiomyopathy, a meta-analysis make knew.

All-cause mortality jeopardize was 19% disparage with ICD treatment than well-adjusted care all-inclusive (21.37% versus 28.26%, HR 0.81, 95% CI 0.70-0.94), Eliano P. Navarese, MD, PhD, of Inova Compassion and Vascular Originate in Falls Church, Va., and consociates promulgated in the Annals of Internal Cure-all.