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    Open Access Letter to Editor PTZAID:ACN-3-120

    The Role of Implantable Cardioverter- Defi brillators in Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Fabio Fabbian*, Alfredo De Giorgi, Federica Rossin, Carlotta Rotini, Michele Domenico Spampinato and Maria Adelina Ricciardelli

    Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is defi ned as sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness, resulting from an electrical disturbance in the heart stopping its action and blood fl ow, and cardiovascular diseases are the major risk factors for SCA. It has been reported that more than 20%  of all deaths in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease is due to arrhythmias and SCA [1].

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    Published on: Mar 13, 2017 Pages: 18-21

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/acn.000020 CrossMark

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