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Study Design


On March 13, 2013, the study was stopped on the recommendation of the data and safety monitoring board, on the basis of futility with a potential for harm.

Key Result 1

The primary outcome, death from any cause or hospitalization for worsening heart failure, occurred in 116 of 404 patients (28.7%) in the CRT group, as compared with 102 of 405 (25.2%) in the control group (hazard ratio with CRT, 1.20; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.92 to 1.57; P = 0.15).

Key Result 2

The rate of freedom from complications related to the CRT-D system at 6 months was 89.6% for the population that included all patients who underwent an attempted implantation.1

Clinical Relevance

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