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What is the significance of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It is designed

To terminate life threatening arrhythmia & can also serve as a pacemaker.

In brief: It is designed

To terminate life threatening arrhythmia & can also serve as a pacemaker.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Defibrillation

An automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (aicd) is a lfe-saving device.
The device continuely monitors the heart rhythm. When an abnormal rhythm is detected it attempts to restore a normal sinus rhythm (nsr), a cardioversion via shock or pacing alogorithms. However, when it detects a life threatening rhythm such as ventricular fibrillation it applies an immediate shock to restore nsr.

In brief: Defibrillation

An automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (aicd) is a lfe-saving device.
The device continuely monitors the heart rhythm. When an abnormal rhythm is detected it attempts to restore a normal sinus rhythm (nsr), a cardioversion via shock or pacing alogorithms. However, when it detects a life threatening rhythm such as ventricular fibrillation it applies an immediate shock to restore nsr.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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