Determinants of geographic variations in implantation of cardiac defibrillators in the European Society of Cardiology member countries-data from the European Heart Rhythm Association White Book

Lubinski A., Bissinger A., Boersma L., Leenhardt A., Merkely B., Oto A., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPACE, cilt.13, sa.5, ss.654-662, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/europace/eur066
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPACE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.654-662


Aims Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a major health concern in developed countries. Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy in the prevention of SCD and total mortality reduction. However, the high individual costs and the reimbursement policy may limit widespread ICD utilization.