Desfibrilador-cardioversor implantable

Un desfibrilador-cardioversor implantable (DCI) es un dispositivo diseñado para detectar rápidamente un ritmo cardíaco acelerado y potencialmente mortal proveniente de la cámara inferior del corazón. Este dispositivo convierte el ritmo anormal de nuevo en ritmo normal, suministrando un choque eléctrico al corazón.

Desfibrilador-cardioversor implantable

Revision

Last reviewed 11/8/2010 by Glenn Gandelman, MD, MPH, FACC Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and in private practice specializing in cardiovascular disease in Greenwich, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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