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Implementation of the NICE guidelines for the primary prevention of mortality from ventricular tachyarrhythmias: implications for UK electrophysiology centres; activity modelling from the UK-HEART study
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    Re: Implementation of NICE guidance on the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Dear Editor,

    We thank Drs Plummer and McComb for their interest in our estimate of the implications of the recently published NICE guidelines for United Kingdom electrophysiology centres [1]. We agree that an assessment of the workload implications of these guidelines is important for resource planning.

    Using data gathered in clinical trials designed for different ends will always require assumptions and can therefor...

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    Implementation of NICE guidance on the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    • C J Plummer, SpR in Cardiology, Consultant Cardiologist
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      • J M McComb

    Dear Editor,

    The activity monitoring analysis of the UK-HEART study published by Gall et al. [1] is very welcome. They calculate that screening of 551 ambulant patients with stable heart failure according to NICE guidance [2] would result in 142 electrophysiology studies (EPS) and the implantation of 50 implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Thus 9% of their population were found to have a primary preve...

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