Implantable Medical Devices - 2 types
1. Rhythm control ICD -- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy is indicated before discharge in patients who develop sustained VT/VF more than 48 hours after STEMI, provided the arrhythmia is not due to transient or reversible ischemia, reinfarction, or metabolic abnormalities.
Pacemaker -- Temporary pacing is indicated for symptomatic bradyarrhythmias unresponsive to medical treatment.
2. Support of the Circulation
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