cardioverter


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cardioverter

 [kahr´de-o-ver″ter]
an energy-storage capacitor-discharge type of condenser that is discharged with an inductance; it delivers a direct-current shock which restores normal rhythm of the heart.
automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) see under defibrillator.

car·di·o·ver·ter

(kar'dē-ō-ver'ter),
A machine used to perform cardioversion.

car·di·o·ver·ter

(kahr'dē-ō-vĕr'tĕr)
A machine used to perform cardioversion.

Cardioverter

A device to apply electric shock to the chest to convert an abnormal heartbeat into a normal heartbeat.
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Roberts et al., "Canadian implantable defibrillator study (CIDS): a randomized trial of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator against amiodarone," Circulation, vol.
The study drew on data from 5,379 patients over six years who were enrolled in the RATE Registry (Registry of Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Fibrillation Episodes), a registry that monitors the incidence of atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation (AT/AF) of any duration (long or short) in patients who have pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).
Phase C results of the ProMRI clinical study confirm the safety of US-based cardiovascular medical technology manufacturer Biotronik's Iforia ProMRI implantable cardioverter defibrillator in thoracic spine and cardiac scans under 1.5 Tesla MRI scanning conditions, the company said on Friday.
Schmitt, "Incidence of electromagnetic interference in implantable cardioverter defibrillators," Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, vol.
Psychiatric assessment and counseling should be part of routine follow-up after implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placement, said Dr.
Key words: implantable cardioverter defibrillator, defibrillation threshold testing, cerebral ischemia, neurologic outcome
They have come up with the idea with former patients of launching the Kickstart support group at the hospital for anyone living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which shocks the heart into action.
The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of a brief educational intervention administered two weeks after Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) implantation on subsequent levels of anxiety, depression, stress and hostility.
Readers will learn through Matthew's memoir about Impantiable Cardioverter Defilbriallators, what this ICD does and how the device works in preventing thousands of deaths each year from cardiac arrest.