Indications for Pacemakers, ICDs and CRT: Identifying Patients Who Benefit from Cardiac Rhythm Devices

Apoor S. Gami, David L. Hayes, Samuel J. Asirvatham, Paul A. Friedman

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Abstract

The number of individuals who benefit from pacemaker, defibrillator, or resynchronization therapy has grown dramatically over the past decade as new studies have demonstrated symptom and survival benefit in appropriately selected patients. At the same time, device insertion in individuals who may only marginally benefit is associated with increased morbidity and worse outcomes. This chapter reviews the current state of knowledge to identify which patients benefit the most from the device therapy, and which patients are not suitable candidates. It systematically reviews pacemaker, defibrillator, and resynchronization device indications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages93-132
Number of pages40
ISBN (Print)9780470658338
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2012

Keywords

  • Bradycardia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Defibrillation
  • Indications
  • Pacing
  • Sudden death risk
  • Tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Gami, A. S., Hayes, D. L., Asirvatham, S. J., & Friedman, P. A. (2012). Indications for Pacemakers, ICDs and CRT: Identifying Patients Who Benefit from Cardiac Rhythm Devices. In Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach (pp. 93-132). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118483923.ch3