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The Defibrillation Threshold

  • Igor Singer
  • Douglas Lang
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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 188)

Abstract

EFFICACY of implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy is critically dependent on the ICD’s ability to terminate ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation in a variety of clinical circumstances. To ensure that a device is reliable, adequate testing procedures are required at the time of the implant to determine effective defibrillation energies. This information is needed to determine whether the ICD can be programmed with adequate energy margins so that the shock of the implanted device is sufficient to defibrillate the heart given the lead system and waveform.

Keywords

Safety Margin Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Curve Width Defibrillation Threshold Biphasic Waveform 
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