Clinical interactions between pacemakers and automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

  title={Clinical interactions between pacemakers and automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.},
  author={Hugh Calkins and Jeffery A. Brinker and Enrico P Veltri and Thomas Guarnieri and Joseph H. Levine},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={16 3},
Concomitant use of a pacemaker and an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) is common. Seventeen percent of patients receiving an AICD at The Johns Hopkins Hospital also had a permanent pacemaker implanted before (16 patients), at the same time as (2 patients) or after (12 patients) AICD implantation. Four types of interactions were noted: 1) transient failure to sense or capture immediately after AICD discharge (seven patients); 2) oversensing of the pacemaker stimulus by the… CONTINUE READING


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