New Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators to avoid unnecessary shocks

by Medindia Content Team on  January 15, 2006 at 6:19 PM Research News
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New Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators to avoid unnecessary shocks
Dr. Andrew Grace and colleagues from Papworth Hospital and University of Cambridge with collaboration from Cameron Health of San Clemente has devised new Implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which are devised to detect shock waves from the whole heart rather than part of the muscle. This new devise helps to detect small alterations in heart rhythms accurately by scanning the whole heart, which could avoid unnecessary electric shocks to the chest.

This new Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), detects shock waves from the whole part of the heart by working as an Electrocardiogram rather than the conventional Implantable cardioverter defibrillators which detects shock waves from small
part of the tissue which leads to unnecessarily giving shock to the patient leading to unpleasant situation. This new ICDs has sensor electrodes and magnets, which make them accurately receive electrical activity against which electric current can be given. This new device has the advantage of detecting shocks accurately, which avoids unnecessary electric treatment. Researchers feel a clinical trial has to be done with the use of the new ICDs before it is used as a routine treatment.

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