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Volume 2014, Article ID 579526, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/579526
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Frequent Home Monitoring of ICD Is Effective to Prevent Inappropriate Defibrillator Shock Delivery

1DIETI, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80125 Naples, Italy
2Presidio Ospedaliero Pineta Grande, Castel Volturno, 81030 Caserta, Italy

Received 29 July 2013; Accepted 9 December 2013; Published 29 January 2014

Academic Editor: Alexander Bauer

Copyright © 2014 Paolo Bifulco et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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