Epicardial Implantation of the Automatic Implantable Defibrillator by Left Subcostal Tboracotomy Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Biological Availability
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • The automatic implantable defibrillator is a valuable addition to the management of certain patients with ventricular tachycardia and/or fibrillation. The original technique required placement of two transvenous electrodes and an epicardial electrode via a left thoracotomy. We have successfully developed an all-epicardial approach using a left subcostal thoracotomy. Previous experience with epicardial pacemaker implantation by this approach suggested it would be a good technique for implantation of the automatic defibrillator. Early results with this approach have encouraged its continued use.

publication date

  • January 1984

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8159.1984.tb05710.x

PubMed ID

  • 6209685

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1370

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 7

number

  • 6