The Defibrillator in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial (DINAMIT): Study protocol Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) has been shown to be superior to antiarrhythmic drug therapy for the secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Its role in the primary prevention of sudden death after myocardial infarction is unknown. Methods and Results The Defibrillator in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial (DINAMIT) is a randomized, open-label, parallel-group comparison of ICD therapy versus no ICD therapy in selected survivors of acute myocardial infarction. It will test the hypothesis that reduction of sudden arrhythmogenic death by means of the ICD will result in reduction of overall mortality rates in patients at high risk after acute myocardial infarction. Accordingly, this international multicenter study aims to enroll patients shortly after their infarction (day 6 to day 40) who have reduced left ventricular function (left ventricular ejection fraction

publication date

  • November 2000