ICD implantation via thoracoscopy, "mailslot" thoracotomy, and subxiphoid incision

Richard F. Brodman, Seymour Furman, Stanley C. Fell, Martin J. Foxx, Rosemary A. Frame, John D. Fisher, Soo G. Kim, James A. Roth, Kevin J. Ferrick

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An improved method of thoracoscopic implantable cardioverter defibrillators implantation is described. "Mailslot" thoracotomy is more expeditious than thoracoscopic implantation via multiple ports. If required for adequate defibrillation thresholds, subxiphoid, subdiaphragmatic implantation of a defibrillator patch may be performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-476
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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