Cardiodesfibrilador implantable

Un desfibrilador cardioversor implantable (DCI) es un dispositivo que detecta cualquier latido cardíaco rápido y potencialmente mortal, llamado arritmia. Si se presenta dicho latido cardiac, el DCI envía rápidamente un electrochoque al corazón para transformar el ritmo de nuevo a la normalidad.

Cardiodesfibrilador implantable

Revision

Last reviewed 2/27/2009 by James Lee, M.D., Department of Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY. Review Provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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