TY - CHAP A1 - Marzia Giaccardi A2 - Andrea Colella A3 - Giovanni Maria Santoro A4 - Alfredo Zuppiroli A5 - Gian Franco Gensini ED1 - Damir Erkapic ED2 - Tamas Bauernfeind Y1 - 2013-01-09 PY - 2013 T1 - Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention: What Guidelines Don't Tell N2 - Sudden cardiac death and ventricular arrhythmia play a prominent role in mortality in our era. One of the biggest milestones in the therapy of ventricular arrhythmias was the invention of cardiac defibrillation. There were several important developments in the last decades, making nowadays automated external and internal defibrillators widely available. However, the rapid evolution and high differentiation of available options presents a challenge to be kept "up-to-date". With this book, we would like to review the actual guidelines and give practical advices concerning of indications in cardiomyopathy patients, possible contraindications and complications, the perioperative management including anticoagulation and antibiotics, and the programming and follow-up of defibrillator devices. BT - Cardiac Defibrillation SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/52840 DO - 10.5772/52840 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-15 ER -