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All in one ICD lead system . . . Does the electrophysiologists seek comfort at the cost of patient safety !!

Posted Jul 31 2012 10:28am

ICDs have revolutionizes the management of refractory VT   and in the  prevention of  sudden cardiac deaths in vulnerable population.Every year  100s of  thousand    ICDs are    implanted . Three  industry leaders are providing  state of  art  machines. The technology is evolving . Till recently , the  shocking leads of ICD has  a separate connectors  called DF1 .

Now,  we have all 4 leads incorporated into one lead  connector called  DF 4 . It has gained tremendous interest  among cardiologist and stand alone electro-physiologists  . The reason is simple  – Ease  of   implantation !

Does the  ease of implanting  do compromise   the  efficiency of ICD  system ?

I am surprised by this article . Here is an  excellent analysis by a truth seeking   electro-physiologist  about the   genuine issues of ICD implantation  especially to potential problems with  DF 4 interface .

A related article .


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