Primary prevention with a defibrillator: are therapies always really optimized before implantation?
EP Europace, 06/14/2012
Foucault A et al. – In this study of patients with prophylactic ICD, one–third of them have improved their LVEF after a 2 year follow–up. Despite an optimal medical therapy at the time of implantation, authors were able to further improve the maximal treatment doses after implantation. This study highlights the issue of what should be considered as optimal therapy and the possibility of improvement of LVEF related to a real optimized treatment before implantation.