Effect of preexisting epicardial patch electrodes on defibrillation thresholds of unipolar defibrillators

Nadim Nasir, Jr., Félix R. Cedillo-Salazar, Timothy K. Doyle, Philip D. Henry, Antonio Pacifico

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Abstract

The question is addressed whether patients with thoracotomy defibrillators and failing epicardial electrodes can be effectively treated with the implantation of prepectoral unipolar ('active can') defibrillators. Results indicate that abandoned epicardial patches in the pathway of unipolar defibrillation currents do not affect defibrillation thresholds and active can efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1408-1409
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume79
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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