Using the upper limit of vulnerability to assess defibrillation efficacy at implantation of ICDs.

@article{Swerdlow2007UsingTU,
  title={Using the upper limit of vulnerability to assess defibrillation efficacy at implantation of ICDs.},
  author={Charles D. Swerdlow and Michael M Shehata and Peng-Sheng Chen},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={258-70}
}
The upper limit of vulnerability (ULV) is the weakest shock strength at or above which ventricular fibrillation (VF) is not induced when the shock is delivered during the vulnerable period. The ULV, a measurement made in regular rhythm, provides an estimate of the minimum shock strength required for reliable defibrillation that is as accurate or more accurate than the defibrillation threshold (DFT). The ULV hypothesis of defibrillation postulates a mechanistic relationship between the ULV… CONTINUE READING

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