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Total failure to sense ventricular fibrillation with inappropriate defibrillator sensitivity adjustment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15461727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Electrophysiology Service, Cardiovascular Division, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure
Female
Humans
Ventricular Fibrillation / diagnosis*

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