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American Journal of Kidney Diseases
2019-06-27 00:00:00

Implantable Defibrillators for Primary Prevention of Sudden Death in Patients on Dialysis

Description: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and improves survival among patients with significant left ventricular dysfunction due to ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and no or mild kidney disease.1 Among patients with kidney failure maintained on dialysis therapy, SCD is the largest contributor to mortality, accounting for a quarter of patient deaths, with an annual risk of about 5% to 7% per year, exceeding the rate in the general population by 20- to 30-fold.

Identifier: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.05.002
Section: In the Literature
Volume: 0
Page: 857 a 860
Author: Patrick H. Pun, Sana M. Al-Khatib


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