Strategies to Reduce ICD Shocks

The Role of Supraventricular Tachycardia-Ventricular Tachycardia Discriminators

Joseph J. Gard, Paul Andrew Friedman

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Abstract

Shocks delivered by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can be lifesaving but are also a source of patient morbidity and mortality. The cascade of events that leads to an ICD shock can be interrupted at many points with comprehensive patient care and thoughtful programming. This article reviews the approach to minimizing shocks, with a special emphasis on the role of supraventricular tachycardia-ventricular tachycardia discriminators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-387
Number of pages15
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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Supraventricular Tachycardia
Implantable Defibrillators
Ventricular Tachycardia
Shock
Patient Care
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • Cardioverter defibrillator
  • Inappropriate therapy
  • Supraventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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