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In this course, we will introduce you to implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Implantable defibrillators have been used in patients for >30 years. The majority of ICDs use transvenous leads inserted predominantly into the right ventricile for both pacing (distal tip) and for defibrillation (intracavitary coil or coils). Most clinical trials supporting the use of ICD […]
In this video series we discuss step-by-step how to interrogate and program a MicroPort ICD.
Here we show you how to implant an ICD.
Counting is the most important phase of the diagnosis, even before application of the discrimination rules. Likewise, in the event of failure of a given therapy, the counting rules during the redetection phase, in addition to influencing the progression of the therapies already performed, also influence the therapies that will follow. These cases will allow […]
In this chapter pertaining to therapies, we no longer describe the counting of events which has been detailed in the corresponding chapter. Similarly, discrimination will not be discussed. The tracings herein will be presented logically beginning with ventricular fibrillation, followed by tachycardias observed in the VT zone. We will describe the sequence of therapies that […]
The Microport defibrillator algorithm continually evaluates the criteria explained in the following paragraphs as soon as a ventricular cycle is detected in the Tachy/VF zone. Depending on the combination of criteria defined by the physician, some of these criteria will be taken into account in order to establish a classification (diagnosis) that will need to […]
Oversensing of physiological or non-physiological events may cause the ICD to suspect true ventricular arrhythmia which can lead to inappropriate therapies. In this chapter we will show examples of oversensing and propose solutions on how to overcome them.
Check our our ICD simulator cases. You need to nagivate around the programmer screen in order to solve the questions!
Ready for the ICD exam? When you succeed, you will be able to download a personalized certification! The exam consists of 10 ICD cases. When you have a score of at least 50%, you will be able to download your personal certificate on this page.