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In this article, I will go over the basics of ICD algorithms and existing approaches. Then I will discuss alternative approaches to current methods and the benefits/drawbacks of both.

Background

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) are medical devices used to monitor heart rhythm and detect irregularities in rhythm. These devices both have low-energy pacing and higher-energy shock (ATP) abilities. The signals used in this study are electrograms (EGMs), which are obtained from the leads placed directly on the cardiac tissue. The specific device used is a dual-chamber ICD, which has one lead in the right atrium and another in the right ventricle. …

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Nicole Chiou

Robotics Master’s candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.

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