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Preliminary data from ST-DETECT Trial using EGM signals in ICDs presented at SCAI meeting

May 26, 2017

Study results show a total of 182 adverse cardiovascular events in 89 of a total of 173 patients. A blinded, external endpoint committee reviewed the ischemia-related events, with the correlation between ischemia-related (blood flow to the heart) events and episodes of ST-segment deviations to be presented. The study was stopped early due to the low rate of heart attack among study participants.

"What's interesting about these data is there were virtually no heart events in this group of very sick patients, suggesting their disease was well managed by a combination of medical therapy and revascularization," said Timothy D. Henry, M.D., FSCAI, director of research and an interventional cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. "Further research is needed to analyze the use of this signaling system within ICDs, as this innovation could open a new window to detecting heart attacks and preventing heart damage and death."

SOURCE Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)