Defibrillation threshold testing: is it really necessary at the time of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator insertion?

@article{Russo2005DefibrillationTT,
  title={Defibrillation threshold testing: is it really necessary at the time of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator insertion?},
  author={Andrea M Russo and William H. Sauer and Edward P Gerstenfeld and Henry H. Hsia and David R. Lin and Joshua Morrey Cooper and Sanjay Dixit and Ralph J. Verdino and Hemal M. Nayak and David J. Callans and Vickas V. Patel and Francis E Marchlinski},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={456-61}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to (1) determine how often implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system modifications were needed to obtain an adequate safety margin for defibrillation, (2) identify how often and for what indications defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing was not performed, and (3) identify factors predicting the need for… CONTINUE READING