Low body mass index but not obesity is associated with in-hospital adverse events and mortality among implantable cardioverter-defibrillator recipients: insights from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry.
- Author(s): Marcus, Gregory
- Hsu, JC
- Varosy, PD
- Bao, H
- Wang, Y
- Curtis, JP
- Marcus, GM
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3540679?pdf=render
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are placed in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, but the procedure may cause adverse events. Patient body habitus may be an important factor responsible for ICD implantation complications. We assessed
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