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Implanted Cardioverter/Defibrillators 


Harriet S. Meyer

A similar code, known as the NASPE/BPEG Defibrillator Code or NBD Code, exists for implanted cardioverter/defibrillators (ICDs), as defined in Table . Examples are as follows: DDH defibrillator VOEO defibrillator There is also a Short Form of the NBD Code intended only for use in conversation: ICD-B: ICD with antibradycardia pacing as well as shock ICD-T: ICD with antitachycardia pacing as well as shock and antibradycardia pacing ICD-S: ICD with shock capability only The foregoing terms can each represent a variety of devices; for instance, ICD-S could indicate VO, VOE, VOEO, DOH, or DOHV. The same devices may also be

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