Comparison of frequency of aggravation of ventricular tachyarrhythmias after implantation of automatic defibrillators using epicardial versus nonthoracotomy lead systems.

@article{Boecker1993ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of frequency of aggravation of ventricular tachyarrhythmias after implantation of automatic defibrillators using epicardial versus nonthoracotomy lead systems.},
  author={Dirk Boecker and Michael A Block and Friedhelm Isbruch and Dietmar Wietholt and Dieter Hammel and Hans Heinrich Scheld and Martin Borggrefe and G{\"u}nter Breithardt},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={71 12},
  pages={1064-8}
}
The time of onset of 4,471 episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) or fibrillation (VF) in 40 of 65 patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with endocardial defibrillation electrodes (group 1) and in 53 of 123 with epicardial defibrillation electrodes (group 2) was analyzed to examine whether the incidence of VT/VF immediately after surgery is greater than during further follow up and whether the site of lead placement exerts an influence on the occurrence of these… CONTINUE READING
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