ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Avoidance of defibrillation threshold testing at the time of internal defibrillator insertion: is it safe?
Anton Fomenko, Idris Ali
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dalhousie University, QEI Health Science Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.082
This article consists of a subject review supported by a short-term pilot study which was conducted prospectively to shed light into the controversial question regarding the necessity of having the defibrillation threshold measured at the time of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation. Answering this question will have an important impact on reducing the well-documented morbidity and mortality, making the operation simpler and cost-effective.
Keywords : Cardiac arrhythmia; internal defibrillator; ventricular fibrillation
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