Sachkunde ICD-Therapie

Translated title of the contribution: Expertise in ICD therapy

L. Eckardt*, P. Sommer, H. Bogossian, C. Butter, C. Hansen, D. Steven, R. Tilz, C. Veltmann, D. Böcker

*Corresponding author for this work
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The use of active implants is regulated in Germany by law and the associated ordinances. Medical devices may only be operated or used by people who have the necessary training and experience. This means that physicians who use implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) treatment need to acquire basic technical knowledge in addition to in-depth knowledge of rhythmology. This “expertise in ICD treatment” summarizes the contents for acquiring the necessary expertise and the theoretical knowledge imparted. The expertise covers new techniques, such as the subcutaneous ICD as well as the current guidelines, new studies on the indications and studies on intraoperative testing and programming recommendations. In the follow-up care, particular attention is paid to telemedical aspects and the legal basis as well as the current study situation. Together with the practical experience gained in clinical training and further education, the contents presented are the prerequisite for high-quality ICD treatment.

Translated title of the contributionExpertise in ICD therapy
Original languageGerman
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)207-216
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 03.2021

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Cardiological Center Luebeck (UHZL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-12 Cardiology, Angiology

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