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Considerations for ventricular fibrillation detection by implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
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PMID:  8160589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator detection of ventricular fibrillation is inherently a complicated process. Nevertheless, there is a clinical imperative that ventricular fibrillation be detected with 100% sensitivity. Incumbent with the need for such a high sensitivity is a trade-off that results in diminished ventricular fibrillation detection specificity, which in turn results in unnecessary delivery of high-energy shocks. In this review we look in generic terms at the different lead and detection systems available and the effect of these systems on both undersensing and oversensing of ventricular fibrillation. In addition, several clinical and programming issues that affect sensitivity and specificity of ventricular fibrillation detection are reviewed.
G K Jones; G H Bardy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-19     Completed Date:  1994-05-19     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1107-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.
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MeSH Terms
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Electrodes, Implanted
Equipment Design
Sensitivity and Specificity
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis*
Ventricular Fibrillation / diagnosis,  therapy*

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