Battery longevity in cardiac resynchronization therapy implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

@article{Alam2014BatteryLI,
  title={Battery longevity in cardiac resynchronization therapy implantable cardioverter defibrillators.},
  author={Mian Bilal Alam and Muhammad Bilal Munir and Rohit Rattan and Susan Flanigan and Evan Adelstein and Sandeep K. Jain and Samir Saba},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={246-51}
}
AIMS Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) deliver high burden ventricular pacing to heart failure patients, which has a significant effect on battery longevity. The aim of this study was to investigate whether battery longevity is comparable for CRT-ICDs from different manufacturers in a contemporary cohort of patients. METHODS AND RESULTS All the CRT-ICDs implanted at our institution from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010 were included in… CONTINUE READING