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Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: Quiz


Question 1: The device is programmed to detect ________ and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity.
Atrial fibrillationCardiac dysrhythmiaSupraventricular tachycardiaMyocardial infarction

Question 2: As with other metallic objects, an ICD is a Contraindication to the use of ________.
Magnetic resonance imagingFunctional magnetic resonance imagingMedical imagingPositron emission tomography

Question 3: In current variants, the ability to revert ventricular fibrillation has been extended to include both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias as well as the ability to perform biventricular pacing in patients with congestive heart failure or ________.
Myocardial infarctionBradycardiaAtrial fibrillationTachycardia

Question 4: Similar developmental work was carried out almost coincidentally by Schuder and colleagues at the ________.
Missouri TigersUniversity of MissouriUniversity of Nebraska–LincolnIowa State University

Question 5: The development of the ICD was pioneered at Sinai Hospital in ________ by a team including Michel Mirowski, Morton Mower, and William Staewen.
Annapolis, MarylandRockville, MarylandMarylandBaltimore

Question 6: Despite the lack of financial backing and grants, they persisted and the first device was implanted in February 1980 at ________ by Dr.
St. Agnes Hospital (Baltimore)Harbor HospitalJohns Hopkins HospitalGreater Baltimore Medical Center

Question 7: An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator which is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ________ and ventricular tachycardia.
Myocardial infarctionHeart failureVentricular fibrillationCardiac arrest

Question 8: Rate discrimination evaluates the rate of the lower chambers of the ________ (the ventricles) and compares it to the rate in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria).
Circulatory systemLymphatic systemTorsoHeart

Question 9: A common household appliance that generates radio waves is the ________.
Microwave ovenAluminiumX-rayCarcinogen


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