This multicenter, prospective, partially-blinded primary prevention trial seeks to identify therapy that will significantly reduce sudden death rates in patients with congestive heart failure resulting from ischemic cardiomyopathy or nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. All patients will receive standard heart failure treatment, but will also be randomized to three arms: standard treatment plus placebo; standard treatment plus amiodarone; and standard treatment plus an internal cardioverter defibrillator. Patients will be followed through the end of 2001.

Project Start
1999-12-01
Project End
2000-11-30
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
29
Fiscal Year
2000
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Columbia University (N.Y.)
Department
Type
DUNS #
167204994
City
New York
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
10032
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