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Resynchronization-defibrillation for heart failure shows long-term benefits

Cardiology Update

The Resynchronization–Defibrillation for Ambulatory Heart Failure Trial (RAFT; NCT00251251 ) demonstrated a greater 5-year mortality benefit for patients receiving cardiac-resynchronization therapy (CRT) compared to those receiving implantable cardioverter–defibrillators (ICDs). Original article: Sapp JL et al.

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Long-Term Outcomes of Resynchronization–Defibrillation for Heart Failure

The New England Journal of Medicine

Follow-up at a median of nearly 14 years showed a survival benefit for patients who received cardiac resynchronization with a defibrillator as compared with those who received a defibrillator alone.

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Lasting benefits seen for cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Receipt of a cardiac-resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) offers long term benefit for patients with heart failure, reduced ejection fraction, and a widened QRS complex, according to a study published in the Jan. 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Defibrillators are now mandatory at some gyms and stadiums. So why aren't more people using them?

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Because athletes young and old can suffer cardiac arrest, some states have mandated the placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in gyms, stadiums and other sports venues. But a new study finds the use of AEDs by bystanders for cardiac arrest at athletic sites didn't improve much after states enacted these laws.

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Defibrillators are now mandatory at some gyms and stadiums. So why aren't more people using them?

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Because athletes young and old can suffer cardiac arrest, some states have mandated the placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in gyms, stadiums and other sports venues. But a new study finds the use of AEDs by bystanders for cardiac arrest at athletic sites didn't improve much after states enacted these laws.

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Defibrillation Testing of the Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator at the time of Generator Replacement

HeartRhythm

Defibrillation testing (DFT) of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is recommended at the time of implantation,1 but data during generator replacement are lacking.2-4

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Automated external defibrillator location and socioeconomic deprivation in Great Britain

Heart BMJ

Objective The early use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) improves outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We investigated AED access across Great Britain (GB) according to socioeconomic deprivation.