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Table 4 Causes of death by type of ICD

From: Seven years of use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapies: a nationwide population-based assessment of their effectiveness in real clinical settings

  Type of ICD
Underlying cause of death Single-chamber ICD Dual-chamber ICD CRT-D
(n = 2,109) (n = 1,186) (n = 681)
Chagas’ heart disease 167 (26.0%) 42 (26.8%) 36 (18.3%)
Cardiac diseases (other) 340 (53.0%) 82 (52.2%) 119 (60.4%)
Noncardiac vascular diseases 17 (2.6%) 5 (3.2%) 8 (4.1%)
Cancer 16 (2.5%) 2 (1.3%) 4 (2.0%)
Infection 12 (1.9%) 2 (1.3%) 0 (0.0%)
Other 90 (14.0%) 24 (15.3%) 30 (15.2%)
Total 642 (100%) 157 (100%) 197 (100%)