ICD harm and benefit: risk scores applied to the Swedish ICD-treated LQTS population

Emilia Sundström, Steen M. Jensen, Ulla-Britt Diamant, Urban Wiklund & Annika Rydberg
Objectives. The use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in long QT syndrome (LQTS) patients is essential in high-risk patients. However, it is sometimes used in patients without high-risk profiles for whom the expected benefit may be lower than the risk of ICD harm. Here, we evaluated ICD benefit and harm by assessing risk according to risk scores and pre-ICD clinical characteristics. Design. We studied 109 Swedish LQTS patients drawn from the Swedish ICD and Pacemaker...
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