Beyond sudden death prevention: Minimizing ICD shocks and morbidity, and optimizing efficacy

Eyal Nof, Michael Glikson, David Luria, Joseph Gard, Paul A. Friedman

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Abstract

Implantable cardioverter de fibrillators (ICDs) remain the de facto gold standard for sudden death prevention in high-risk populations. However, ICD therapy is associated with morbidity and resource utilization related to shock delivery, product advisories, and, in some cases, right ventricular pacing induced heart failure and atrial fibrillation. This chapter reviews how to optimize ICD therapy by minimizing these comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrical Diseases of the Heart
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages621-648
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781447149781
ISBN (Print)9781447149774
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Anti tachycardia pacing
  • Implantable de fibrillator
  • Programming
  • Remote monitoring
  • Right ventricular pacing
  • Shock reduction

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