Discrepancies between the upper limit of vulnerability and defibrillation threshold: Prevalence and clinical predictors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Electric Countershock
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation

abstract

  • Significant discrepancies between ULV and DFT occur in 5% of patients with ICDs. Absence of coronary disease and documented ventricular arrhythmias predict such a discrepancy. At ICD implant, DFT testing is recommended in these patients and in patients with a high (>20 J) ULV before first-shock energy and the need for lead repositioning are determined.

publication date

  • July 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12930253

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 728

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 14

number

  • 7