Testing at Discharge

  • Adam Zivin
  • Gust H. Bardy
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 244)


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.


Cellular Phone Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Implantable Defibrillator Lethal Arrhythmia Acute Rise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Zivin
    • 1
  • Gust H. Bardy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Washington and the Seattle Institute for Cardiac Research SeattleWashingtonUSA

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