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  • n. A machine that performs cardioversion.


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  • I pointed out that the then-63-year-old Cheney had suffered four heart attacks since 1978 and had quadruple artery bypass surgery in 1988 (I know something about this, having undergone quintuple bypass surgery and an artificial aortic valve implant at the age of 66 in 1999), and that he had an angioplasty to reopen a clogged artery in November, 2000, followed by a battery-powered device called a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest in June 2001.

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  • St. Jude is a Little Canada-based manufacturer of implantable medical devices such as cardioverter defibrillators used to treat heart conditions.

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  • Sales of heart-rhythm management devices, including implantable cardioverter defibrillators, declined 7.1% world-wide, down 11% in the U.S. and 0.5% abroad.

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  • My heart is so severely damaged that an ICD (implanted cardioverter defibrillator) was needed.

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  • The device, called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, typically costs the hospitals between $16,445 and $19,007.

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  • In retrospect the most important procedure from that West Wing period was the installation below Mr. Cheney's shoulder of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator 1985, a battery-powered device about the size of a pocket watch that continuously monitors heart rhythm and delivers a corrective electric jolt if it recognizes an abnormality.

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  • In the first quarter, Medtronic's cardiac-rhythm sales increased 2.2% but were down excluding currency impact amid declining procedure volume in the U.S. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator sales fell 3.6% overall and 8% excluding currency impact.

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  • One implantable cardioverter defibrillator — a device that jolts the heart back to a normal beat — can cost more than $30,000.

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  • Some patients may need an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).

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  • In some cases, however, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a special pacemaker that can interrupt arrhythmias, is necessary to stop these arrhythmias.

    Long QT Syndrome


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