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Reply to the Editor—Fear does not avoid the danger

Published:August 18, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.08.011
      We thank Drs Clementy, Bisson, and Fauchier for their interest in our article and for sharing their experiences of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) programming.
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      • To the Editor—Fear does not avoid the danger!
        Heart RhythmVol. 18Issue 1
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          We have read with much attention the article by Ananwattanasuk et al,1 and their results are of the greatest importance. One key to success is the standardization of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) programming, as previously shown in the EMPIRIC trial.2 In that perspective, the benefits of programming guidelines, even if partly based on expert consensus, are undeniable.3 One step further toward standardized programming may require to smooth the effects of the various algorithms of different manufacturers.
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