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Total failure to sense ventricular fibrillation with inappropriate defibrillator sensitivity adjustment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15461727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Automatic Sensitivity Control, unique to St. Jude defibrillators, allows for programmable sensitivity threshold and refractory periods. However, inappropriate programming can lead to marked undersensing and potentially lethal complications. We report a case of complete failure to sense ventricular fibrillation with inappropriate sensitivity adjustments. Detailed review of the parameters with induction of ventricular fibrillation must be performed to assure adequate safety.
David Lin; Sanjay Dixit; Andrea M Russo; Henry H Hsia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-05     Completed Date:  2005-02-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1321-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Electrophysiology Service, Cardiovascular Division, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure
Ventricular Fibrillation / diagnosis*

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