A multicenter experience with novel implantable cardioverter defibrillator configurations in the pediatric and congenital heart disease population.

@article{Stephenson2006AME,
  title={A multicenter experience with novel implantable cardioverter defibrillator configurations in the pediatric and congenital heart disease population.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Stephenson and Anjan Singh Batra and Timothy Kevin Knilans and Robert M. Gow and Rainer Gradaus and Seshadri Balaji and Anne M. Dubin and Edward K. Rhee and Pamela S. Ro and Anna Margrethe Th\ogersen and Frank Cecchin and John K. Triedman and Edward P. Walsh and Charles I. Berul},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={41-6}
}
INTRODUCTION In pediatric and congenital heart disease patients, transvenous ICD implantation may be limited secondary to patient size, venous, or cardiac anatomy. Epicardial patches require a thoracotomy, and may lead to a restrictive pericardial process. Because of these issues, we have explored novel ICD configurations. METHODS Retrospective review at 10 centers implanting ICDs without a transvenous shocking coil or epicardial patches. RESULTS Twenty-two patients underwent implant at a… CONTINUE READING