Patient alerting features in implantable defibrillators
Vollmann, Dirk; Zabel, Markus and Francis, Johnson (2008) Patient alerting features in implantable defibrillators. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 8 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0972-6292
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Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are state of the art devices for the primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death.1 As a result, the use of ICDs has increased remarkably over the past years. Since they are life saving devices and because dysfunction can cause fatal pro-arrhythmia2, monitoring of their proper functioning is vital for patient welfare.
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