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What are the primary indicators for implantable defibrillator?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: AICD

The primary indications for an aicd are a left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef) of <35% from any cause, for ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (vt/vf) >6 weeks after heart attack, lvef < 30% with life expectancy > 1 year, patients in whom medical therapy doesn't suppress vt/vf, or cardiac arrest or sustained VT with defibrillation.

In brief: AICD

The primary indications for an aicd are a left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef) of <35% from any cause, for ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (vt/vf) >6 weeks after heart attack, lvef < 30% with life expectancy > 1 year, patients in whom medical therapy doesn't suppress vt/vf, or cardiac arrest or sustained VT with defibrillation.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cardiac Arrest risk

When the risk for cardiac arrest is high enough, a physician may recommend a patient get an icd.
This might be for patients with a weak heart, genetic disease (like hocm, long qt, arvd), or someone who has survived a cardiac arrest already.

In brief: Cardiac Arrest risk

When the risk for cardiac arrest is high enough, a physician may recommend a patient get an icd.
This might be for patients with a weak heart, genetic disease (like hocm, long qt, arvd), or someone who has survived a cardiac arrest already.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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