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New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks
Date:9/28/2010

professor of medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.

Now that more and more patients with ICDs can be monitored at home with the use of remote systems that send information to doctors over a telephone line, "getting patients to come into the office so we can download the software is sometimes the hardest part," said Russo.

Swerdlow said other ICD software now under development will hopefully making the device "smart enough to know when a lead is broken and withhold a shock altogether." But that advancement, he said, "is a much trickier thing because the penalty for being wrong is really high. If someone crashes their iPod, they're out of songs for a while. But if a patient crashes their defibrillator, they can die."

An estimated 114,000 patients have surgery to implant or replace ICDs every year, according to the American Heart Association.

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For more on ICDs, visit the American Heart Association.

SOURCES: Charles Swerdlow, M.D., cardiac electrophysiologist, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, and clinical professor, medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Andrea M. Russo, M.D., director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J., and professor, medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.; Sept. 27, 2010, Circulation


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