Clinical experience, complications, and survival in 70 patients with the automatic implantable cardioverter/defibrillator.

@article{Echt1985ClinicalEC,
  title={Clinical experience, complications, and survival in 70 patients with the automatic implantable cardioverter/defibrillator.},
  author={Debra S Echt and Kevin A Armstrong and Peter Schmidt and Phillip E Oyer and Edward B. Stinson and Roger A Winkle},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1985},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={289-96}
}
Seventy patients received the automatic implantable defibrillator, five original devices and 72 modified second-generation devices using only bipolar rate sensing and delivering an R wave synchronous cardioverting/defibrillating shock, for either ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. The primary clinical arrhythmia was sustained ventricular tachycardia in 32 patients, ventricular fibrillation in 20 patients, and both ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation in 18 patients. Before… CONTINUE READING

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