Complications associated with defibrillation threshold testing: the Canadian experience.

@article{Birnie2008ComplicationsAW,
  title={Complications associated with defibrillation threshold testing: the Canadian experience.},
  author={David Hugh Birnie and Stanley K K Tung and Christopher Simpson and Eugene Crystal and Derek V. Exner and Felix-Alejandro Ayala Paredes and Andrew C Krahn and Ratika Parkash and Yaariv Khaykin and François Philippon and Peter G. Guerra and S. Kimber and Douglas F Cameron and Jeff Healey},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={387-90}
}
BACKGROUND Defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing has traditionally been a routine part of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation, despite a lack of compelling evidence that it predicts or improves outcomes. In the past, when devices were much less reliable, DFT testing seemed prudent; however, modern ICD systems have such a high rate of successful defibrillation that many electrophysiologists now question whether DFT testing is still worthwhile, particularly since DFT… CONTINUE READING
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