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Cardiology Management

Study: Patient Experience With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

2016 04 Jan

Approximately 30,000 people in the UK and 326,000 people in the US experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used to give an internal electrical shock to the heart within 10 to 15 seconds of an arrest. This reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death and is considered to be the gold standard... Read more