Troubleshooting ICDs

Jonathan Timperley, Paul Leeson, Andrew RJ Mitchell and Timothy Betts

in Pacemakers and ICDs

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198571322
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725821 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Troubleshooting ICDs

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Assessing an ICD therapy - Inappropriate therapies in response to tachycardia: introduction and sinus tachycardia - Atrial fibrillation or flutter - Atrial tachycardia - ‘Junctional’ supraventricular tachycardias - Non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) and frequent ventricular ectopy - Committed shocks - Inappropriate therapies during normal ventricular rate: T-wave oversensing - R-wave double counting - P-wave oversensing - External interference - Lead damage/loose connection - Failure to deliver appropriate therapy - Undersensing - Failure of therapy to terminate tachycardia - Troubleshooting at follow-up: other issues

Chapter.  6086 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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