Development and Industrialization of the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Personal and Historical Perspective.

Abstract

The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the standard of care for preventing sudden cardiac death. Contemporary ICDs are capable of providing a variety of therapeutic functions and can automatically gather and store diagnostic data that can guide both device and drug therapy and alert caregivers of impending battery depletion or lead problems… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccep.2009.08.010

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