The NASPE /BPEG Defibrillator Code

ALAN D. BERNSTEIN, A. JOHN CAMM, JOHN D. FISHER, ROSS D. FLETCHER, R. HARDWIN MEAD, ANTHONY W. NATHAN, VICTOR PARSONNET, ANTHONY F. RICKARDS, NICHOLAS P.D. SMYTH, RICHARD SUTTON, PETER P. TARJAN

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Abstract

A new generic code, patterned after and compatible with the NASPE/BPEG Generic Pacemaker Code (NBG Code) was adopted by the NASPE Board of Trustees on January 23, 1993. It was developed by the NASPE Mode Code Committee, including members of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE) and the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (BPEG). It is abbreviated as the NBD (for NASPE/BPEG Defibrillator) Code. It is intended for describing the capabilities and operation of implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in conversation, record keeping, and device labeling, and incorporates four positions designating: (1) shock location; (2) antitachycardia pacing location; (3) means of tachycardia detection; and (4) antibradycardia pacing location. An additional Short Form, intended only for use in conversation, was defined as a concise means of distinguishing devices capable of shock alone, shock plus antibradycardia pacing, and shock plus antitachycardia and antibradycardia pacing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1776-1780
Number of pages5
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993

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Keywords

  • BPEC
  • NASPE
  • NBD Code
  • code
  • defibrillator
  • mode
  • pacemaker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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BERNSTEIN, ALAN. D., CAMM, A. JOHN., FISHER, JOHN. D., FLETCHER, ROSS. D., MEAD, R. HARDWIN., NATHAN, ANTHONY. W., PARSONNET, VICTOR., RICKARDS, ANTHONY. F., SMYTH, NICHOLAS. P. D., SUTTON, RICHARD., & TARJAN, PETER. P. (1993). The NASPE /BPEG Defibrillator Code. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 16(9), 1776-1780. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.1993.tb01809.x