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Pacing-facilitated proarrhythmia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22796822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has been proven to reduce the mortality of patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, and has become the therapy of choice for patients with aborted sudden cardiac death or poorly tolerated ventricular tachycardias. Abrupt changes in ventricular cycle lengths or short-long-short (S-L-S) sequences might precede the initiation of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The S-L-S sequences might be passively permitted or actively facilitated by pacing. We present a case of ICD-facilitated ventricular tachycardia.
Spyros Tsikrikas; Dimitrios Bramos; George Kollias; Konstantinos P Letsas; Michalis Efremidis; Antonios Sideris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  53     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  2012-12-11     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Cardiology, Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / adverse effects
Defibrillators, Implantable / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis,  etiology*

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