Efficacy, Safety and Usage of "Antitachycardia Pacing" Algorithms [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2002; 30(8): 498-504

Efficacy, Safety and Usage of "Antitachycardia Pacing" Algorithms

Ertan ÖKMEN1, Utku ZOR1, Ayşegül KARAHAN ZOR1, İzzet ERDİNLER1

Indications of implantable cardioverter defıbri llator (ICD) implantation, which have been shown to be effective in prevention of sudden death res ul ring form ve ntric ul ar tachyarrh ythmia, were progressively widened especially during the last decade. Most of the avail able ICDs possess "antitachycardia pacing" properties. ATP comprises some algorithms that prevent degeneration of ventricular tachycardia into ventricular fibrillation, and need to defibrillation. As a consequence, ATP therapy, which has been proved to be effective and safe in most patients, provides a better qual ity of life by decreasing the need for shock therapy aside that it sav es battery energy. In this article, usage of ATP, safety and efficacy of different ATP algorithms is reviewed.

Keywords: Sudden death, ventricular a rrhy thıni as, implantable cardi overter defibrill ato r, antitachycardia pacing.

How to cite this article
Ertan ÖKMEN, Utku ZOR, Ayşegül KARAHAN ZOR, İzzet ERDİNLER. Efficacy, Safety and Usage of "Antitachycardia Pacing" Algorithms. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2002; 30(8): 498-504
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