Tag: vfib

SIMPLE Trial Summary: ICD Implantation without VFib Induction

2015 SIMPLE TRIAL Cardioverter defibrillator implantation without induction of ventricular fibrillation multicentre, single-blind, non-inferiority, randomized controlled trial M Objective: To compare the efficacy & safety of ICD implantation without defibrillation testing versus the standard of ICD implantation with defibrillation testing 2500 Patients Inclusion criteria: Patients >18 years receiving their first Boston Scientific transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator […]

ALIVE Trial Summary: Amiodarone or Lidocaine in VFib

2002 ALIVE TRIAL Amiodarone as Compared with Lidocaine for Shock-Resistant Ventricular Fibrillation Prospective, randomized, controlled, double-dummy trial Objective: To determine whether amiodarone compared with lidocaine could improve survival rates to hospital admission in patients with shock-refractory, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. 344 adults with documented out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation (VF); suffered persistent/recurrent VF despite three defibrillation shocks, epinephrine […]