Automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: patient survival, battery longevity and shock delivery analysis.

@article{Gabry1987AutomaticIC,
  title={Automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: patient survival, battery longevity and shock delivery analysis.},
  author={M D Gabry and R Brodman and Douglas R. Johnston and Rachel A. Frame and Soo G. Kim and L E Waspe and John D Fisher and Seymour Furman},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          1349-56
        }
}
The automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) has been shown to reduce the mortality rate of patients with malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias. This report describes experience with implantation of 36 automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (AID-B and AID-BR models) in 22 persons over a 44 month patient follow-up period (mean 19.6 months). There were five deaths: two patients died suddenly 22 and 29 months, respectively, after their second implant, one died of… CONTINUE READING

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