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Heart Health

09 July 2010

Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by Gender

Women, less likely to suffer sudden cardiac death, received fewer lifesaving 'shocks,' study found

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Overall, women had the same death rate as men, but they experienced significantly fewer ICD interventions for rapid sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation than men. This suggests that women are less likely to suffer sudden cardiac death.

 

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