Elevated defibrillation thresholds in patients undergoing biventricular defibrillator implantation: incidence and predictors.

@article{Mainigi2006ElevatedDT,
  title={Elevated defibrillation thresholds in patients undergoing biventricular defibrillator implantation: incidence and predictors.},
  author={Sumeet K. Mainigi and Joshua Morrey Cooper and Andrea M Russo and Hemal M. Nayak and David R. Lin and Sanjay Dixit and Edward P Gerstenfeld and Henry H. Hsia and David J. Callans and Francis E Marchlinski and Ralph J. Verdino},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 9},
  pages={1010-6}
}
BACKGROUND The biventricular implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is an important therapy for select patients with severe heart failure. Given reported risk factors for elevated defibrillation thresholds (DFTs), patients undergoing biventricular ICD placement would be suspected of having a higher incidence of elevated DFT. OBJECTIVES The purpose… CONTINUE READING