Reversible failure to sense ventricular tachycardia early after surgical implantation of the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Frances L. Glicksman, Liaqat Zaman, Heikki V. Huikuri, Agustin Castellanos, Robert J. Myerburg

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Abstract

Failure to sense ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) is an important clinical problem associated with the use of the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD). The causes reported have been the use of unipolar pacemakers in conjunction with the AICD and the variability of bipolar epicardial electrograms.1,2 The present report describes a patient whose AICD, after failing to sense VT following open-heart surgery, subsequently sensed it 6 weeks later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-834
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume62
Issue number10 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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