Prospective evaluation of defibrillation threshold and postshock rhythm in young ICD recipients

Radbill, A. E.; Triedman, J. K.; Berul, C. I.; Walsh, E. P.; Alexander, M. E.; Webster, G.; Cecchin, F.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Sep 18; 35(12):1487-93

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Adaptation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) systems to the needs of pediatric and congenital heart patients is problematic due to constraints of vascular and thoracic anatomy. An improved understanding of the defibrillation energy and postshock pacing requirements in such patients may help direct more tailored ICD therapy. We describe the first prospective evaluation of defibrillation threshold (DFT) and postshock rhythm in this population. METHODS: We prospectively studied patients

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