Expanding ICD Indications: Can We Afford It?

  • M. Santini
  • M. Russo
  • R. Ricci
  • C. Pignalberi
  • B. Magris
  • L. Santini
Conference paper


Sudden cardiac death is a great health problem in Western countries, accounting for about 300 000/500 000 events per year in the United States and Europe. It is one of the most important causes of death in the adult population in the developed countries. Since coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of sudden death, its epidemiology follows the incidence and prevalence of known risk factors for coronary artery disease.


Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Sudden Death Sudden Cardiac Death Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy Implantable Defibrillator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Santini
    • 1
  • M. Russo
    • 1
  • R. Ricci
    • 1
  • C. Pignalberi
    • 1
  • B. Magris
    • 1
  • L. Santini
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DepartmentSan Filippo Neri HospitalRomeItaly

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