Because the major cause of death in patients awaiting heart transplantation results from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, the use of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator has been proposed as a bridge to transplantation. To provide a safe and simple implantation procedure that also easily allows access to cardiopulmonary bypass at the time of transplantation, a modified subxiphoid approach is reported.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation|
|Issue number||6 I|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1993|