Katy A. Muckala
QRS complexInternal medicineCardiologyMortality rateProspective cohort studyEmergency medicineHazard ratioSudden cardiac deathCardiac resynchronization therapyVentricular tachycardiaImplantable cardioverter-defibrillatorLeft bundle branch blockSudden cardiac arrestReimbursementPopulationProportional hazards modelMedicineRelative risk reduction
Publications 2
#1Shu Zhang (Peking Union Medical College)H-Index: 69
Abstract Background Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are underutilized in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Improve SCA is the largest prospective study to evaluate the benefit of ICD therapy in under-represented geographies. This analysis reports the primary objective of the study. Objectives To determine whether primary prevention (PP) patients with specific risk factors (1.5PP: syncope, NSVT, PVCs>10/h, LVEF Methods A total of 3,889 patients were incl...
BACKGROUND: Despite available evidence that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) reduce all-cause mortality among patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, utilization of ICDs is low especially in developing countries. OBJECTIVE: To summarize reasons for ICD or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implant refusal by patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (Improve SCA) in developing countries. METHODS: Primary prevention (PP) and secondary prevention (SP) patients from c...
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