Implantable Devices for Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation
This chapter introduces the basic concepts of implantable pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). We discuss indications and management of patients with implantable devices. The purpose of this discussion is not to provide a comprehensive review of pacemakers and ICDs but rather to provide a knowledge base for systematic evaluation for possible device malfunctions as well as issues relevant in an ICU setting.
KeywordsFatigue Obesity Catheter Ischemia Pneumonia
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