Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age

February 10, 2015 9:00 PM

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TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) prolong survival among heart patients who face a high risk for sudden cardiac death, a new review of research indicates.

But, ICDs may not benefit all patients to the same degree, as their effectiveness seems to diminish somewhat with the advancing age of the patient, the review authors said.

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