Surgical Techniques of Defibrillator Implantation
The automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) was developed by Mirowski in order to treat patients surviving sudden cardiac death . 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 .
KeywordsOpen Heart Surgery Median Sternotomy Lateral Thoracotomy Defibrillation Threshold Anterolateral Thoracotomy
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