automatic implanted cardioverter defibrillator


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automatic implanted cardioverter defibrillator (AICD)

a surgically implanted device that automatically detects and corrects potentially fatal arrhythmias.

automatic implanted cardioverter defibrillator

Abbreviation: AICD
A defibrillator surgically implanted in patients at high risk for sudden cardiac (arrhythmia-induced) death. The device automatically detects and treats life-threatening arrhythmias.
See also: defibrillator
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