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Are there alternatives to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually not
The indications for icd placement indicate it should not be performed if there is are reversible causes.
In all of the trials comparing icd therapy to alternatives in the absence of a reversible cause, the outcome with icd was much better.

In brief: Usually not
The indications for icd placement indicate it should not be performed if there is are reversible causes.
In all of the trials comparing icd therapy to alternatives in the absence of a reversible cause, the outcome with icd was much better.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: See below
Life vest - a wearable cardioverter defibrillator - or medical treatment.

In brief: See below
Life vest - a wearable cardioverter defibrillator - or medical treatment.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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