Attenuation of Post-Shock Increases in Brain Natriuretic Peptide with Post Shock Overdrive Pacing

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BACKGROUND Predischarge defibrillation threshold testing is often performed a few days after ICD implantation in order to validate defibrillation thresholds obtained at the time of implant. Ventricular fibrillation is induced with such testing and causes an increase in serum Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) levels. BNP is an indicator for cardiac stress. We… (More)

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@inproceedings{Budeus2010AttenuationOP, title={Attenuation of Post-Shock Increases in Brain Natriuretic Peptide with Post Shock Overdrive Pacing}, author={Marco Budeus and Emanuel Salibassoglu and Anna Maria Schymura and Nico Reinsch and Nils Lehmann and Heinrich Wieneke and Stefan Sack and Raimund Erbel}, booktitle={Indian pacing and electrophysiology journal}, year={2010} }