Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (cont.)
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What does the future hold for ICDs?
Implantable defibrillator technology continues to improve. The size of ICDs has decreased dramatically which makes the ICD easier to implant, less visible, and more comfortable. Trials are ongoing to convert atrial tachycardias as well as the ventricular tachycardias with the use of an ICD. Other advances include not only technology improvements, but clinical trials that may expand the indications and uses for this exciting lifesaving device.
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators At A Glance
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2002
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