News tagged with implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Implanted heart device linked to increased survival

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according ...

Jun 03, 2014
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HRS: Gender, health insurance disparities in ICD use

(HealthDay)—Considerable disparity exists in utilization of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) between insured and uninsured patients, and for males and females, according to a study presented ...

May 12, 2014
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Older heart patients need personalized preventive care

Strategies to prevent heart attack, stroke and other major cardiac events should be individualized for older adults who should play a role in choosing their therapies, according to an American Heart Association scientific ...

Oct 28, 2013
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