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  WHO | International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
WHO took over the responsibility for the ICD at its creation in 1948 when the Sixth Revision, which included causes of morbidity for the first time, was published.
The ICD has become the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological and many health management purposes.
In addition to enabling the storage and retrieval of diagnostic information for clinical and epidemiological purposes, these records also provide the basis for the compilation of national mortality and morbidity statistics by WHO Member States.
www.who.int /classifications/icd/en   (295 words)

  OpenClinical: ICD: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
The history of the ICD extends back to the late 19th century, when the need for standardizing classification concepts and terminology was recognized by the medical community in Europe.
ICD is divided into categories based on a five digit code (which limits the size of the vocabulary), where round numbers represent the more general concepts.
The purpose of the ICD is to permit the systematic analysis, interpretation and comparison of mortality and morbidity data collected in different countries or areas and at different times.
www.openclinical.org /medTermICD.html   (1023 words)

 ICD Implantation : What to Expect Before, Complications & Risks, What to Expect During, What to Expect After, FAQs, ...
The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a device used to treat dangerously fast heart rates that occur in the lower chambers of the heart (the main pumping chambers).
The ICD detects both bradyarrhythmia (slow heart rates) and tachyarrhythmia (fast heart rates) and delivers electrical therapy to treat these rhythm disorders and restore normal rate and rhythm to the heart.
ICD therapy is often prescribed for patients who have experienced at least one episode of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, previous cardiac arrest, or drug therapy that was ineffective in controlling the tachyarrhythmia or that caused severe side effects.
www.sjm.com /procedures/procedure.aspx?name=ICD+Implantation   (251 words)

 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) - Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
ICDs are for people who have had an abnormal, fast heart rate that caused them to faint or caused their heart to stop pumping properly.
The ICD is implanted beneath the skin, near the collarbone or somewhere at or above the waistline.
When the programmer is held over the ICD, your doctor is able to tell if the ICD is working properly, how much power is left in the battery, and if the device has delivered therapy.
www.texasheartinstitute.org /HIC/Topics/Proced/icdtopic.cfm   (1266 words)

 ICD Help
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is designed for the classification of Morbidity and Mortality information for statistical purposes, and for the indexing of hospital records by disease and operations, for data storage and retrieval.
From the comments received, it was clear that many users wished the ICD to encompass types of data other than the 'diagnostic information' (in the broadest sense of the term) that it has always covered.
The ICD itself would thus meet the requirement for diagnostic information for general purposes, while a variety of other classifications would be used in conjunction with it and would deal either with different approaches to the same information or with different information (notably medical and surgical procedures and disablement).
wonder.cdc.gov /wonder/help/icd.html   (3186 words)

ICDs are used to treat abnormally fast heart beat arising from the lower chambers of the heart.
Your ICD is a metallic device and it may set off security devices such as those found in airports or libraries, and you may need to show your registration card to the security personnel.
ICD shock therapy may cause discomfort and could frighten or startle a patient, which could lead to loss of control of a vehicle when driving, even in the absence of symptoms due to the arrhythmia.
www.cardioassoc.com /patient_pgs/procedures/icd2.asp   (3417 words)

 Patient and Public Information Center : Heart Rhythm Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Such a device, known as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), is considered effective in fighting cardiac arrest over 90 percent of the time, an astounding success for a condition that few survived as recently as 15 years ago.
To intervene, the ICD issues a lifesaving jolt of electricity to restore the heart’s normal rhythm and prevent sudden cardiac death.
Pacing signals from the ICD are not felt by the patient; shock signals are, and have been described as a kick in the chest.
hrspatients.org /patients/treatments/cardiac_defibrillators/default.asp   (746 words)

 CHFpatients.com - ICDs
A cut is made under your collarbone, and the ICD is implanted under your skin in the upper chest (sometimes in the abdomen).
Although the ICD is firmly imbedded inside the patient and its removal would damage the patient (surgery would be required), the ICD does not have to be removed to be deactivated.
Patients who got either a CRT pacemaker or a CRT pacemaker with ICD "had 35% fewer hospitalizations for any cause and 39% fewer hospitalizations for heart failure." Of the patients enrolled in the study, 55% "had ischemic heart disease and the effect was the same in those patients," Dr. Bristow said.
www.chfpatients.com /implants/icds.htm   (6202 words)

 Pacemaker and ICD Generator Malfunctions
A PM or ICD generator malfunction was defined as a device that was: 1) explanted due to malfunction, 2) returned to the manufacturer, and 3) confirmed by the manufacturer to be functioning inappropriately.
To calculate PM and ICD generator malfunction replacement rates, it was assumed that malfunctioning devices that were explanted from living patients were replaced with new devices.
In contrast, the ICD malfunction replacement rate trended down during the first half of the 1990’s but increased markedly during the latter half of the study.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/ocd/icd/abstract.html   (403 words)

 Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (often called an ICD) is a device that briefly passes an electric current through the heart.
You may need an ICD if you have had, or are at high risk of having, certain heart rhythm problems (ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation).
An ICD may be recommended for you because your doctor thinks you're at high risk for having ventricular fibrillation.
familydoctor.org /270.xml   (918 words)

 EP - Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An ICD is a device which delivers electric shocks to the heart in order to correct an excessively fast or erratic heart rate or rhythm.
The ICD is programmed to deliver a shock if the heart rate exceeds a particular figure for more than a given time.
If your ICD paces you back to normal the only thing that you may feel is slight faintness and palpitations, or even nothing at all.
www.manchesterheartcentre.org /new/procedures/icd.php   (2216 words)

 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
An ICD is capable of functioning as a pacemaker; however, its main task is to monitor and act on life threatening heart rhythms like ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
Unexpected death or sudden cardiac death due to heart rhythm problems is the most common cause of death in patients with heart disease.
Because of the potential for damage to the device and/or induction of life threatening arrhythmias, the use of MRI is contraindicated in Pacemaker and ICD patients.
www.hmc.psu.edu /heartandvascular/programs/electrophysiology/icd.htm   (1033 words)

Your ICD may deliver small pacing impulses to slow a fast heart rate; many patients do not feel these or report that they are painless.
When your ICD delivers a cardioversion shock (used when pacing does not stop a rapid heart rate), you may feel a thump in your chest and some mild discomfort.
ICDs are implanted in the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory on the 5th Floor of Tisch Hospital, using local anesthesia and sedation.
www.med.nyu.edu /heartrhythm/patients/icd.html   (1219 words)

 Procedures: ICD
An ICD is an electronic device that constantly monitors your heart rate and rhythm.
On rare occasion, it may be necessary for your doctor to implant your ICD by epicardial approach (outside your heart).
ICD therapy: You may or may not be aware of when your ICD detects and corrects your heart rhythm.
www.clevelandclinic.org /heartcenter/pub/guide/tests/procedures/icd.htm   (1417 words)

 FDA Heart Health Online - Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
ICDs are used to treat patients whose lower heart chambers (ventricles) beat too quickly (tachycardia) or quiver ineffectively (fibrillation).
ICDs protect against sudden cardiac death from ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
ICDs should not be used in patients whose heart conditions are reversible or temporary.
www.fda.gov /hearthealth/treatments/medicaldevices/icd.html   (457 words)

 Treating Abnormal Heart Rhythms with an ICD or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
An ICD, or implantable cardioverter defibrillator, is an electronic device that constantly monitors your heart rate and rhythm.
The ICD monitors the heart rhythm, identifies abnormal heart rhythms, and determines the appropriate therapy to return your heartbeat to a normal rhythm.
The ICD may be implanted in two ways, but the endocardial (transvenous) approach is most common.
www.webmd.com /content/pages/9/1675_57790.htm   (1621 words)

 Implantable Defibrillator (ICD) - Page 1
Most ICDs are implanted in patients who have suffered from sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and/or sudden cardiac death, which occurs when the heart stops beating.
The ICD is implanted into the chest of the patient during a minor surgical procedure (not
Once the ICD is in place, it runs on batteries for about four to seven years, depending on how often an electric shock is discharged.
heart.healthcentersonline.com /icd/icd.cfm   (594 words)

 Implantable Defibrillator (ICD) - Page 5
The wires of the ICD are passed through the vein and attached to the inner surface of the heart.
Once the ICD is implanted, the physician will test it several times by causing the heart to fibrillate, making sure the ICD responds properly.
The ICD’s programming may be adjusted using a magnetic wand that is passed over the chest, a process the patient should not feel.
heart.healthcentersonline.com /icd/icd5.cfm   (639 words)

 EMC - ICD Summary
In all tests, the ICD case and the phone keypad were positioned in the horizontal plane, with the top surface of the ICD 0.5 cm below the surface of the saline solution and 1 cm from the surface plane of the phone.
The ICD was oriented such that the leads exited the header to the bottom (south) when viewed from above with the long axis of the torso simulator going from left to right (west to east).
The relative orientation of the phone and the ICD case was a significant factor in terms of the amount of interaction that occurred.
www.ou.edu /engineering/emc/projects/ICD_X.html   (2158 words)

 :: ICD :: Industry Council for Development ::
ICD is working to improve public health through practical partnership projects aimed at food safety and nutrition goals.
The Industry Council for Development (ICD) is a private non-profit organisation in official relations with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and having liaison status with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN.
Members of ICD are companies from the food and allied industries.
www.icd-online.org /index.html   (132 words)

 MPLAB ICD 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The ICD 2 debug features are built into the microcontroller and activated by programming the debug code into the target processor.
Additionally, the MPLAB ICD 2 can be used to program or reprogram the Flash-based microcontroller while installed on the board.
This special MCU has extra pins for ICD 2 communication and therefore allows the use of all pins on the part for the application.
www.microchip.com /stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en010046   (417 words)

 Atari ST Products [ICD]
It is in ZIP format and extracts to a single 720K floppy diskette.
ICD SCSI Pro Utilities has been the #1 choice of Atari power users for years.
ICD SCSI Pro Utilities 7 is now being beta-tested, so we're offering 6.5.5 at this special closeout price.
www.icd.com /atari   (716 words)

 ACC-NCDR® CMS Mandated ICD Registry™ - Frequently Asked Questions
As a preventive measure, an ICD may be implanted in a patient’s chest to monitor heart rhythm.
The ICD Registry™ was developed in partnership with the Heart Rhythm Society and is designed for participation by hospitals.
In accordance with the ICD National Coverage Determination, hospitals must submit data on all ICD implantations that were performed for primary prevention and occurred on or after January 27, 2005.
www.accncdr.com /webncdr/icd/cmsicdmandate_faq.aspx   (1368 words)

 ICD Information
An ICD is a device about the size of a deck of cards that is implanted in the pectoral region (chest), or abdomen of the patient.
A device similar in looks to a computer mouse is placed on top of the ICD and the ICD is then interrogated by the programmer right through the skin.
It reads the ICD's memory and prints out information as to when and if the device sent a schock to the heart, paced the heart back to a normal rhythm, or even just sensed the beginning of an abnormal rhythm.
home.san.rr.com /dansicd/page2.htm   (671 words)

 ICD - voip-info.org
Asterisk ICD (Intelligent Call Distribution) is an advanced mechanism for handling queues, conferences and agents and provides a unified API for interfacing to external dialer systems.
ICD handles queueing differently than the normal asterisk queuing system.
ICD is now intergrated into openpbx http://openpbx.org as the standard agent and queue system as of April 1, 2006
www.voip-info.org /wiki/view/ICD   (554 words)

 ICD, Incorporated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Welcome to ICD, Inc. For the past 20 years we've been making some of the world's most innovative computer peripherals and software.
We've developed products for a wide range of computing environments including Atari, Amiga, Macintosh and the PC.
ICD was often the first to offer powerful expansion products to users of these platforms.
www.icd.com   (54 words)

 Guidant Defibrillators and Pacemakers
To remedy tachycardia, the ICD delivers a series of small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to restore a normal heart rate and rhythm.
The ICD leads can be attached to only one heart chamber, typically the ventricle, and this is called a single chamber ICD.
The most complex type of ICD, the biventricular ICD, is designed specifically for patients with heart failure and has leads attached to three chambers (right atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle).
www.access-media.net /guidant-recall/defibrillators.htm   (842 words)

ICDs are 99 percent effective in stopping life-threatening arrhythmias and are the most successful therapy to treat ventricular fibrillation, the major cause of sudden cardiac death.
ICDs continuously monitor the heart rhythm, automatically function as pacemakers for heart rates that are too slow, and deliver life-saving shocks if a dangerously fast heart rhythm is detected.
The first step in treating any arrhythmia is determining the underlying cause of the problem.
www.hrspatients.org /patients/treatments/default.asp   (471 words)

 N C H S - Classification of Diseases , Functioning, and Disability
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates.
NCHS serves as the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for the Family of International Classifications for North America and in this capacity is responsible for coordination of all official disease classification activities in the United States relating to the ICD and its use, interpretation, and periodic revision.
The Collaborating Center is also responsible in North America for the family of ICD classifications, which includes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).
www.cdc.gov /nchs/icd9.htm   (205 words)

 Medtronic launches ICD campaign this week - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal:
Although Medtronic's overall sales have been strong, sales of its implantable cardiac defibrillators declined last year.
However, the in its most recent quarterly earnings, the company reported that ICD sales were up 4 percent.
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twincities.bizjournals.com /twincities/stories/2007/01/15/daily1.html   (557 words)

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