Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Therapy for Everyone or for Selected Patients?

  • F. Bellocci
  • G. Pelargonio
  • M. G. Bendini
  • A. Intini
  • V. Affinito
  • O. Sacchetti
  • G. Bruni
  • A. S. Montenero
  • P. Zecchi
Conference paper


The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is an important and unique new method of potentially preventing recurrent sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to malignant ventricular arrhythmias (MVA).


Cardiac Arrest Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Antiarrhythmic Drug Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bellocci
    • 1
  • G. Pelargonio
    • 1
  • M. G. Bendini
    • 1
  • A. Intini
    • 1
  • V. Affinito
    • 1
  • O. Sacchetti
    • 1
  • G. Bruni
    • 1
  • A. S. Montenero
    • 1
  • P. Zecchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di CardiologiaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

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