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Ventricular tachycardia ablation reduces healthcare costs, not just shocks for ICD patients

from Medscape (free login required)

An analysis of US implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients undergoing ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation shows hospitalizations, emergency-department visits, and rhythm-related healthcare costs decrease after ablation. The percentage of patients with at least one rhythm-related hospitalization dropped significantly from 53 percent in the year before ablation to 28 percent in the year after ablation. more

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