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Cardiac resynchronisation therapy upgrade and occurrence of ventricular arrhythmia
  1. J G F Cleland,
  2. D Cullington,
  3. A Tageldien Abdellah
  1. Department of Cardiology, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull, UK
  1. J G F Cleland, Department of Cardiology, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull, UK; j.g.cleland{at}hull.ac.uk

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To the Editor: Lin et al report an observational study in 52 patients investigating whether upgrading an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), implanted predominantly for secondary prevention of cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices (CRT-D), can reduce arrhythmias.1 They failed to detect an effect of CRT on arrhythmias during a mean follow-up of 14 months. The CARE-HF extension study suggested that reduction in …

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