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ICD principles

Jonathan Timperley, Paul Leeson, Andrew RJ Mitchell and Timothy Betts

in Pacemakers and ICDs

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198571322
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725821 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198571322.003.0009

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

ICD principles

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Indications for ICD insertion - Clinical guidelines: introduction and NICE guidelines - ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 guidelines - How an ICD works - System elements - Arrhythmia detection - Sensitivity - Rate determination - SVT discriminators - Dual chamber SVT discriminators - Tachyarrhythmia therapies - Anti-tachycardia pacing - Cardioversion - Defibrillation - Configuration of shock vector - Bradycardia pacing - Choice of ICD system

Chapter.  5144 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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