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Implantation of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator in the heart transplant candidate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8312309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
R W Emery; A K Almquist; T J Von Rueden; M R Pritzker; K V Arom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1053-2498     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Lung Transplant.     Publication Date:    1993 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-23     Completed Date:  1994-03-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102703     Medline TA:  J Heart Lung Transplant     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1067-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minn.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Heart Arrest / prevention & control
Heart Transplantation*
Humans
Methods

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