Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy: The Engineering-Clinical Interface

  • Mark W. Kroll
  • Michael H. Lehmann

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 188)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Masood Akhtar, Mohammad R. Jazayeri, Jasbir S. Sra, Zalmen Blanck, Sanjay Deshpande, Anwer Dhala et al.
    Pages 1-15
  3. William S. Staewen, Morton M. Mower
    Pages 17-30
  4. Mark W. Kroll, Michael H. Lehmann, Patrick J. Tchou
    Pages 63-88
  5. Igor Singer, Douglas Lang
    Pages 89-129
  6. Michael J. Kallok
    Pages 131-146
  7. Susan M. Blanchard, Raymond E. Ideker, Randolph A. S. Cooper, J. Marcus Wharton
    Pages 147-161
  8. C. G. Jerry Supino
    Pages 163-172
  9. Randall S. Nelson, Byron L. Gilman, J. Edward Shapland, Michael H. Lehmann
    Pages 173-204
  10. Curtis F. Holmes
    Pages 205-221
  11. Joel B. Ennis, Mark W. Kroll
    Pages 223-239
  12. Randall S. Nelson
    Pages 241-255
  13. Stan M. Bach Jr., Paul Monroe
    Pages 257-273
  14. Dennis A. Brumwell, Kai Kroll, Michael H. Lehmann
    Pages 275-302
  15. Stan M. Bach Jr., Michael H. Lehmann, Mark W. Kroll
    Pages 303-323
  16. Michael L. Hardage, Michael B. Sweeney
    Pages 325-342
  17. Wolfram Grimm, Francis E. Marchlinski
    Pages 343-363
  18. Richard B. Shepard, Andrew E. Epstein
    Pages 365-388
  19. Ted P. Adams
    Pages 421-434
  20. Mark E. Rosenthal, J. Todd Alderfer, Francis E. Marchlinski
    Pages 435-476
  21. Richard N. Fogoros
    Pages 477-500
  22. Michael H. Lehmann, Luis A. Pires, Walter H. Olson, Veronica Ivan, Russell T. Steinman, John J. Baga et al.
    Pages 501-523
  23. Michael H. Lehmann, Mark W. Kroll
    Pages 525-532
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 533-585

About this book


HE IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR, or T"lCD," is arguably the most technologically challenging type of therapy that physicians utilize today. At the same time, engineers who design ICDs are being called upon by clinicians to extend even further the technological envelope in quest of building the "ideal" device. To the extent, however, that physicians who utilize ICDs are not sufficiently comfortable with or familiar with the engineering principles that guide ICD function, the full clinical potential of even an ideal device will not be realized. In comple­ mentary fashion, engineers require as full an appreciation as possi­ ble of the real world "boundary conditions" and clinical impact of various ICD features, if the latter are truly to be perfected. This book is intended to serve as an educational tool to foster mutual understanding and communication among physicians, engineers, and other professionals involved in ICD therapy, with the ultimate purpose of enhancing patient care. The highly varied backgrounds of such a diverse audience posed obvious challenges in the preparation of this volume. Given the overwhelmingly greater involvement of clinicians in the day-to­ day management and follow-up of ICD recipients, we gave high priority to the presentation of oftentimes complex yet relevant engi­ neering concepts in a manner that could be understandable to most clinicians.


ICD arrhythmia care communication education evaluation implant implantat implantation infection safety shock sudden cardiac death sudden death therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark W. Kroll
    • 1
  • Michael H. Lehmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Tachycardia Business UnitPacesetter Inc., A St. Jude Medical CompanySylmarUSA
  2. 2.Wayne State University School of MedicineSinai HospitalDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7914-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6345-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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