What is the role of automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator in the treatment of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Some patients continue to have ventricular arrhythmias despite surgical repair; they are at greater risk for sudden death. These patients may benefit from placement of an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD). The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and is relatively safe. [29]


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