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Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation 

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation
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Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation
Author(s):

Rajesh Chelliah

and Raj Khiani

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199687831.003.0010
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date: 17 September 2019

This chapter covers implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) implantation. Pre-procedure considerations such as the operative conditions, counselling, and consent are covered. Patient preparation and the necessary equipment and staff are defined. The implantation procedure is discussed in detail. Device testing and pacing parameters are covered, and methods for defibrillation threshold testing are explained. Problems that cause difficult testing are described, with potential solutions. Post-procedure management is explained, including follow-up and discharge instructions.

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