The automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) is becoming the treatment of choice for patients with ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The widespread use of the AICD is requiring nurses in a variety of settings to become familiar with the device and device-patient interactions. This article attempts to define specific issues and nursing interventions relative to the AICD

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