Surgical Techniques of Defibrillator Implantation

  • F. Siclari
  • H. Klein
  • J. Trappe
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The automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) was developed by Mirowski in order to treat patients surviving sudden cardiac death [1]. After early studies had confirmed that the device was able to reliably sense malignant tachycardias and could terminate them, this therapeutic modality rapidly gained in popularity [2].


Open Heart Surgery Median Sternotomy Lateral Thoracotomy Defibrillation Threshold Anterolateral Thoracotomy 
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  • F. Siclari
  • H. Klein
  • J. Trappe

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