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Biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator use in a patient with heart failure and ventricular tachycardia secondary to Emery-Dreifuss syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11225801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of fully transvenous single-unit biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) use in a 43-year-old woman with a manifesting carrier form of muscular dystrophy (Emery-Dreifuss syndrome). The indication for biventricular ICD use was progressive heart failure with ventricular arrhythmia, permanent atrial fibrillation and previous VVIR pacemaker insertion. Single-unit transvenous biventricular ICD implantation was undertaken without complication. No potentially serious device malfunction was noted during subsequent follow-up. We conclude that single-unit biventricular ICD implantation is feasible for pacing and ventricular tachyarrhythmia control in patients with underlying atrial fibrillation.
S Walker; T Levy; S Rex; V E Paul
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1099-5129     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-27     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Harefield Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Equipment Design
Heart Failure / etiology*,  therapy*
Muscular Dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss / complications*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology*,  therapy*

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