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Ventricular pacing threshold after transthoracic external defibrillation with two different waveforms: an experimental study.
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PMID:  23143858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: Although an increase in the ventricular pacing threshold (VPT) has been observed after administration of transthoracic shock for ventricular defibrillation, few studies have evaluated the phenomenon with respect to the defibrillation waveform energy. Therefore, this study examined the VPT behaviour after transthoracic shock with a monophasic or biphasic energy waveform.METHOD AND RESULTS: Domestic Landrace male piglets implanted with a permanent pacemaker stimulation system were divided into three groups: no ventricular fibrillation (VF) induction and transthoracic shock with monophasic or biphasic energy (group I); VF induction, 1 min of observation without intervention, 2 min of external cardiac massage, and transthoracic shock with monophasic or biphasic energy (group II); and VF induction, 2 min of observation without intervention, 4 min of external cardiac massage, and transthoracic shock with monophasic or biphasic energy (group III). After external shock, the VPT was evaluated every minute for 10 min. A total of 143 experiments were performed. At the end of the observation period, groups I and II showed steady VPT values. Group III showed an increase in VPT with monophasic or biphasic external energy, with no difference between the external energy sources. The monophasic but not the biphasic waveform was associated with higher VPT values when the VF was longer.CONCLUSION: Defibrillation does not have a significant impact on pacing threshold, but a longer VF period is related to a higher VPT after defibrillation with monophasic waveform.
Antonio Carlos Assumpção; Pedro Paulo Martins de Oliveira; Karlos Alexandre de Souza Vilarinho; Pirooz Eghtesady; Lindemberg Mota Silveira Filho; Carlos Fernando Ramos Lavagnoli; Elaine Soraya Barbosa de Oliveira Severino; Orlando Petrucci
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
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:  -     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Faculty of Medical Science, State University of Campinas-UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil.
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