automatic implantable cardioverter


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automatic implantable cardioverter

An implantable device for detecting and terminating ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.
See also: cardioverter
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Two female patients, 26 and 39 years of age, had ventricular fibrillation that required an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) and recovered.
The VENTAK[R] PRIZM 2[R] AICD automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators are designed to detect and terminate ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF), as well as provide bradycardia therapy (atrial and/or ventricular pacing).
Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators have been shown to reduce deaths in heart failure patients with prior sudden death or malignant ventricular arrhythmias.
The Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) is a small electronic device that is implanted in patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death due to ventricular arrhythmias.

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