Higher defibrillation threshold in methamphetamine cardiomyopathy patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

INTRODUCTION Identification of patients with an increased risk of high defibrillation thresholds (DFTs) is important in planning implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) procedures. Clinical observations have suggested that patients with methamphetamine cardiomyopathy (MACMP) have significantly elevated defibrillation thresholds. We hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING