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Défibrillateur automatique implantable (DAI): principes de base et indications cliniques actuelles [Implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD): basics and present clinical guidelines].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
An implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) is a cardiac implantable electronic device that is capable of identifying and treating ventricular arrhythmias. Consideration about the type of ICD to select for a given patient include whether the patient has bradycardia requiring pacing support, has associated atrial tachyarrhythmias, or would benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy. The ICD functions by continuously monitoring the patient's cardiac rate and delivering therapies (anti-tachycardia pacing, shocks) when the rate exceeds the programmed rate "cutoff". Secondary prevention trials have demonstrated that ICDs reduce the incidence of arrhythmic death and total mortality in patients presenting with a cardiac arrest. ICDs are also indicated for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death in specific high-risk subgroups of patients.
Arrhythmias, Cardiac/therapy, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy/standards, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy/utilization, Defibrillators, Implantable/standards, Humans, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Ventricular Fibrillation/therapy
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