AICD

Full form/ Meaning:

Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

 

Definition:

Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD), which is a device that monitors the heartbeat and delivers electrical shocks or pacing to the heart when it detects dangerous rhythms such as Ventricular fibrillation or torsades de pointes. It is similar to a pacemaker

 

Usage in Sentence:

“The cardiologist recommended AICD for him as a result of his difficult his case of myocardial ischemia”

Do you know?

The American Heart Association recommends that a patient should be considered as candidate for an ICD only after a proper diagnosis of a life-threatening arrhythmia and doctors have ruled out correctable causes of the arrhythmia (America Heart Association, 2017).

 

References

America Heart Association (2017). Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). Available at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/PreventionTreatmentofArrhythmia/Implantable-Cardioverter-Defibrillator-ICD_UCM_448478_Article.jsp#.WSOZP_nyvIV

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