Chapter 78. The Case for and against Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research2,3,4,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean5,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac6,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus7 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine8
  1. Jeffrey S Healey MD, MSc, FRCP(C) Associate Professor

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch78

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Healey, J. S. (2009) The Case for and against Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch78

Editor Information

  1. 2

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 3

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 4

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 5

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 6

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 7

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768

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Keywords:

  • implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) - in coronary artery disease patients;
  • risks of ventricular arrhythmias;
  • monomorphic ventricular tachycardia occurrence - arrhythmogenic substrate existence;
  • sustained ventricular arrhythmias - serum troponin increase;
  • ICD implantation - robust scientific evidence-based decision

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conclusion

  • References