The Daily

April 2, 2019

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) deliver shocks to the heart to correct arrythmias. Researchers have now shown that an AICD can be programmed to also measure stroke volume — the amount of blood pumped out of the heart. The hope is that this will enable the AICDs to deliver shocks only when needed.