Table 2

Patient characteristics among magnet users and non-users

Magnet usersMagnet non-usersp=(Users vs non-users)
Gender67% Male85% Male0.03
Age68±11.469±10.5NS
Ischaemic aetiology52%68%NS
2° prevention ICD86%60%0.02
CRT-D14%25%NS
Total duration of ICD exposure71 (3.0±1.6)874 (3.0±2.6)NS
  • CRT-D, cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillators; ICD, implantable cardioverter defibrillator; NS, not significant.