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Table 2 Complications after inclusion and ICD therapy

From: Improved survival of patients with coronary artery disease and low ejection fraction with ICD implantation versus conventional therapy in a real world survey

Complications after inclusion Control ICD p
(n = 143) (n = 70)
Hospital Admissions, n (%) 103 (72.0) 48 (68.6) 0.602
Rhythm disorders, n (%) 18 (12.6) 12 (17.1) 0.369
Heart failure, n (%) 13 (5.1) 18 (37.1) <0.001
Late implants    
Time from EF to ICD / CRT (months) 33.1 ± 20.7 2.3 ± 4.4  
Late ICD implantation, n (%) 7 (4.9) -  
CRT-D implantation, n (%) 2 (1.4) -  
CRT-D upgrade, n (%) - 1 (1.4)  
ICD therapy (n = 70) Survivor Death p
(n = 56) (n = 14)
ICD shock, n (%) 15 (26.8) 4 (28.6) 1.000
Inappropriate* shocks, n (%) 3 (5.4) 3 (21.4) 0.090
No ICD shocks, n (%) 38 (67.9) 9 (64.3) 1.000
  1. Legend: ICD, implantable cardioverter defibrillator; Time from EF to ICD, time between determination of EF (Ejection Fraction) and ICD implantation; CRT-D, cardiac resynchronization device; *as inappropiate those shocks were classified that were not due to ventricular fibrillation.