Search Tag: ICDs

Cardiology Management

Do defibrillators deliver in dialysis?

2019 05 Jun

Patients who have to undergo dialysis are known to have a higher mortality rate. This is mainly attributed to sudden cardiac death (SCD), which in turn is attributable to arrhythmic triggers including electrolyte and fluid shifts, myocardial ischaemia, and dialysis-induced haemodynamic stress superimposed on a vulnerable cardiac substrate of left... Read more

Cardiology Management

Monitoring cardiac implantable electronic device complications

2019 31 Jan

The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) is constantly increasing because of expanding indications as well as an ageing population. With a continuous advancement of therapies for heart failure and myocardial infarction, a larger number of patients are now eligible to receive implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICDs) for primary... Read more

Cardiology Management

DANISH Trial: ICDs in Non-Ischaemic Heart Failure

2016 30 Aug

Results of the DANISH trial were presented at the ESC Congress 2016 and revealed that placement of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in patients with non-ischaemic systolic heart failure did not improve overall survival compared to usual clinical care. However, the risk of sudden cardiac death was halved with ICD placement. The results... Read more