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Table 4 Long-term follow-up after discontinuation of WCD

From: Therapy optimization in patients with heart failure: the role of the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator in a real-world setting

  ICD implanted No ICD implanted
n = 54 n = 49
Sustained VT/VF, n (%) 3 (5.6) 0 (0)
Appropriate ICD therapy, n (%) 3 (5.6)
Inappropriate ICD therapy, n (%) 2 (3.7)
Asystole, n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Death, n (%) 1 (1.9) 2 (4.1)
Arrhythmic death, n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Non-arrhythmic death, n (%) 1 (1.9) 2 (4.1)
  1. ICD = implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, n = number of patients, VT = ventricular tachycardia, VF = ventricular fibrillation, WCD = wearable cardioverter-defibrillator