How to Select Patients for ICD Implantation

  • G. Vergara


Continuous improvements have characterized the Implantable CardioverterDefibrillator (ICD) in the last decade. Both «technological» and «clinical» features have been involved leading to an easier implanting procedure and to a better «clinical performance».


Ventricular Tachycardia Catheter Ablation Continuous Improvement Clinical Performance Antiarrhythmic Therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Vergara
    • 1
  1. 1.A.P.P.S. del Trentino, Ospedale di RoveretoU.O. di CardiologiaRovereto, TrentoItaly

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