Implantable defibrillator

Known as: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Defibrillator, Implantable, Defibrillators, Implantable 
A small device used to correct a heartbeat that is abnormal (too fast, too slow, or irregular). The device is placed by surgery in the chest or… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND Patients with heart failure who receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention (i.e… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
OBJECTIVES This study sought to identify the incidence and outcome related to inappropriate implantable cardioverter… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
CONTEXT Recently, the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has been promoted for prevention of sudden death in… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND Eight randomized trials have evaluated whether the prophylactic use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that prophylactic cardiac-resynchronization therapy in the form of biventricular stimulation… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy are at substantial risk for sudden death from cardiac causes. However… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND Patients with reduced left ventricular function after myocardial infarction are at risk for life-threatening… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
CONTEXT Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy with backup ventricular pacing increases survival in patients with… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
AIMS Three randomized trials of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy vs medical treatment for the prevention of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
BACKGROUND Unsustained ventricular tachycardia in patients with previous myocardial infarction and left ventricular dysfunction… (More)
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