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Clinical trials[edit]

ICD vs. Antiarrhythmics[edit]

Trials that show that ICDs are superior to antiarrhythmic therapy:

  • The Dutch Trial
  • AVID
  • Cardiac Arrest Study Hamburg (CASH)
  • Canadian Implantable Defibrillator Study (CIDS)
  • SCD-HeFT

Image scale?[edit]

What is the scale of the ruler in the image? The "West Germany" label on the tape makes me think it's cm, but the fact that it's divided into half, quarter, and eighth divisions makes me think it's inches. Which is right? -- RoySmith (talk) 22:21, 28 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Its in inches. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:33, 2 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

EMI/RFI effects[edit]

My father experienced nauseating effects when he was near tractors and lawnmowers, and eventually concluded that it was his implanted defribrillator's sensitivity to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The effects can be mitigated by using simple shielding, such as by a sheet of aluminum foil covering the device. It would be nice to have some citations on this effect, but I haven't been able to find any yet. — Loadmaster (talk) 01:30, 24 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Most implanted devices are already screened. The problem is the long leads into the heart.

So unless you want to wear a foil vest, you are wasting your time with foil. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:43, 10 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

References (in general and References section)[edit]

I just assessed this article and believe it might barely meet C criteria, though others are free to downgrade it to start class if necessary, but I felt that the content was more than worthwhile to justify C class. More references are needed, and the References section needs to be cleaned up. I might even just take a moment now to do that... Adavis444 (talk) 06:39, 29 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Okay, so now there is a Notes section that contains all of the footnotes, and there is a References section, containing sources of general information I suppose, somewhat akin to Wikipedia:Citing sources#Shortened footnotes. Each reference in this References section should probably be matched to the information that it is citing in order to achieve greater consistency, better referencing of individual facts, and a consistent Wikipedia system, and this must happen before this article could reach B class. Adavis444 (talk) 06:52, 29 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Citations needed tag on QOL section[edit]

Just looking through the article and wonder if the citations needed tag on the quality of life section is still warranted. Two of the three paragraphs are heavily sourced (almost too-much-so). I think I have seen studies related to physical activities if those few sentences require some support. Thoughts?Cknoepke (talk) 15:30, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Therapeutic Approaches of ICD shocks[edit]

doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.428 JFW | T@lk 21:49, 6 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]


On the whole, ICDs have a proven mortality benefit. Unfortunately the studies were underpowered to say in which subgroup the benefit was most significant. Ann Intern Med doi:10.7326/M13-1787 JFW | T@lk 14:06, 21 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Huge sections of this article are unreferenced.

Worse still, huge parts of it are just plain wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:46, 11 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, hello Everyone that had been involved in this article. I am working in a remote course on Wikipedia for medical professionals. I will be updating this article over the next few weeks. I was wondering if anyone knew of newer studies or techniques that they believe should be referenced? Akersraju11 (talk) 20:49, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Lives saved in primary prevention[edit]

doi:10.7326/M17-0120 JFW | T@lk 22:30, 27 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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