Long-term benefit of implantable cardioverter/defibrillator therapy after elective device replacement: results of the INcidence free SUrvival after ICD REplacement (INSURE) trial-a prospective multicentre study
European Heart Journal, 07/16/2012
Erkapic D et al. – In this study, a significant number of implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD)–indicated patients without the need for therapy by their first device received appropriate ICD intervention after generator replacement. There were no predictors for lower need of ICD therapy. Hence, ICD replacement appears still necessary in patients without prior ICD interventions.