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Tutorial Pages

Important information for Heart Patients:

Atrial Fibrillation Tutorial

Includes information on the causes and therapies available for treament of this common heart rhythm disorder.

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Tutorial for the Patient

The 15-most asked questions about ICD's answered. Helpful information for the patient who has been recommended an ICD be installed: what to expect with the implant procedure, post-operative period, what it will look like after surgery (includes post-operative photos), and follow-up issues.

ICD and Pacemaker Recall Information

For pacemaker, defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization devices that have been recalled or must be monitored closely. Information on Medtronic, Guidant and St. Jude devices.

Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation Information for the Patient

Good information on the types of supraventricular tachycardias and therapies of AV nodal reentrant tachycardia and Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.

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