The implantable defibrillator from concept to clinical reality l jordaens home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create lists bibliographies and reviews or search worldcat find items in libraries near you advanced search find a library covid 19 resources reliable information about the . Implantable cardioverter defibrillators the concept of an icd came to light in the late 1960s but it was not until 1980 that it became a reality for patients 1 the icd was approved by the us food and drug administration fda in 1985 based only on observational data showing survival benefit in those receiving an icd in the initial studies of . An implantable cardioverter defibrillator icd or automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator aicd is a device implantable inside the body able to perform cardioversion defibrillation and in modern versions pacing of the heart the device is therefore capable of correcting most life threatening cardiac arrhythmias the icd is the first line treatment and prophylactic therapy for . An implantable cardioverter defibrillator icd needs monitoring at least every six months and remote monitoring is useful in the follow up the private cardiologist should consider that current icds despite being effective in reducing sudden death carry a significant risk for inappropriate shocks infections and lead failure algorithms for svt and vt vf discrimination can be optimised to . 2009 the implantable cardioverter defibrillator its history current psychological impact and future expert review of medical devices vol 6 no 1 pp 43 50
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