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 .