Testing at Discharge
Given the comparatively low morbidity and mortality associated with transvenous ICD implantation and the growing number of patients undergoing the procedure, one has to question the value of practices such as pre-discharge testing and routine follow-up chest X-ray that were established in the era of epicardial systems. These issues and the question of outpatient implantation are discussed in this chapter.
KeywordsCellular Phone Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Implantable Defibrillator Lethal Arrhythmia Acute Rise
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