Dr. Mitchell N. Faddis discusses how subcutaneous ICD shocks avoid myocardial injury, if implantation is safe and effective and which patients are the ideal candidates for an SICD.
Visit the following links for more videos from the 2016 AHA Symposium:
Part 1: When to Put on the Vest and When to Take it Off? Appropriate Use of Wearable Defibrillators
Part 3: Yes or No: Can My Patient With an ICD Have an MRI?
Part 4: Do the Genes Fit? When to Order Genetic Testing?
Part 5: Too Soon? Too Late? When to Refer for Catheter Ablation?
Part 6: Treating VT like Cancer: Entirely Noninvasive Cardiac Mapping and Ablation
Part 7: Empowering our Youth: How Teaching CPR in Schools Creates a Generation of First-Responders (and Saves Lives!)
Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology
Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Washington University School of Medicine