Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 2021 Jan 29. Epub 2021 Jan 29.
Department of Electrophysiology, Cologne, University Heart Center Cologne, Kerpener Str. 62, 50937, Köln, Germany.
Background: Current implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) guidelines do not impose age limitations for ICD implantation (IMPL) and generator exchange (GE); however, patients (pts) should be expected to survive for 1 year. With higher age, comorbidity and mortality due to non-sudden cardiac death increase. Thus, the benefit of ICD therapy in elderly pts remains unclear. Read More