Contemporary Management of SCD High-risk Patients After an Acute Cardiovascular Event – A Heartsurgical Perspective

Published: 01 Jun 2022

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The WCD allows for an extended time window to evaluate an ICD implantation. Thus, the number of primary prophylactic ICD implantations can be reduced, which prove to be no longer indicated after the ventricular restitution. A clearly structured clinical process identifies patients with a high risk of SCD and provides them with the necessary therapy in a timely manner: WCD vs. permanent ICD.

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