Author Affiliation: Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick.
On January 27, 2005, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the national coverage decision, which expanded indications for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation based largely on the results of the Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial.1 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services required that patients receiving an ICD for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death be enrolled in a registry.2 Under the leadership of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the National ICD Registry was developed.3
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