Arrhythmia discrimination using hemoglobin spectroscopy in humans.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Inappropriate therapies are frequently delivered by implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). We have investigated muscle perfusion as a means of augmenting arrhythmia discrimination by using implanted near-infrared spectroscopy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate hemodynamic stability by monitoring muscle perfusion from within the ICD pocket, in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.05.003

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