Data from clinical trials demostrate that ICDs reduce sudden cardiac death 5-10% per year for 2-3 years, compared to antiarrhythmic drugs.
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Hospitalization from incorrect diagnosis of heart attacks costs $12 billion per year. If creatine kinase, myoglobin and troponin are used for detecting heart attack in ER patients with chest pain,… [ Get More Details ]
Initiating and continuing beta-blocker use in most first-time heart attack survivors for 20 years would result in 72,000 fewer coronary heart disease deaths, 62,000 fewer heart attacks, and 447,000 gained… [ Get More Details ]