A randomized study of the prevention of sudden death in patients with coronary artery disease - New Engl J Med - 1999

Brief Summary:

In patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, EF <40%, and NSVT, EPS-guided therapy resulted in a 7% absolute reduction in the primary endpoint of cardiac arrest or arrhythmic death versus no intervention, driven primarily by ICD use. Patients with a known indication for ICD were not excluded, obscuring the degree to which benefit was derived for those with NSVT or by using EPS-guided therapy to direct ICD placement.