Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator/Permanent Pacemaker Interaction: Loss of Pacemaker Capture Following AICD Discharge

MARVIN SLEPIAN, JOSEPH H. LEVINE, LEVI WATKINS, JEFFREY BRINKER, THOMAS GUARNIERI

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Abstract

A 78‐year‐old man treated with amiodaronce for recurrent ventricular tachycardia, had soquential placement of a bipolar VVI pacemaker and an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD). During defibrillation threshold testing, there was failure to capture of the pacer in the post‐shock period. The time of failure to capture appeared energy‐related: the greater the energy delivered, the longer the failure to capture. Careful attention will be necessary in constructing combined AICD/pacemaker units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1194-1197
Number of pages4
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • VVI pacemaker
  • automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD)
  • ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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