Discrepancies between the upper limit of vulnerability and defibrillation threshold: Prevalence and clinical predictors
Equipment Failure Analysis
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.