Which organizations have published guidelines for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Daniel M Beyerbach, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA), in collaboration with the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), have developed an extensive set of guidelines for ICD implantation. These guidelines represent a consensus statement that is largely evidence-based and that summarizes the available clinical evidence as of the time of its publication in May 2008. [1]


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