Implantation of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator in the heart transplant candidate

R. W. Emery, A. K. Almquist, T. J. Von Rueden, M. R. Pritzker, K. V. Arom

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Abstract

Because the major cause of death in patients awaiting heart transplantation results from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, the use of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator has been proposed as a bridge to transplantation. To provide a safe and simple implantation procedure that also easily allows access to cardiopulmonary bypass at the time of transplantation, a modified subxiphoid approach is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1067-1070
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume12
Issue number6 I
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

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