The automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is an electronic device designed to monitor the heart continuously, identify ventricular tachycardias and ventricular fibrillation, and terminate the life-threatening arrhythmias with an internal countershock. This device has been proved to be safe and effective, and its use has led to a significant decrease of arrhythmic mortality in the implantees.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine