Utility of predischarge and one-month transvenous implantable defibrillator tests

Jeffrey J. Goldberger, George Horvath, Shmuel Inbar, Alan H. Kadish

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Abstract

We evaluated the utility of performing predischarge implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) testing and ICD testing at 1 month in detecting ICD-related problems, identifying 4 patients with an unacceptable increase in defibrillation threshold. Given that ICD testing is noninvasive and has minimal (if any) associated risk, we recommend that predischarge and 1-month follow-up ICD testing should be performed after implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-826
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume79
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1997

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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