Treatment of ineffective endocardial defibrillation with subcutaneous array: a case report [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(8): 748-751 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.83737

Treatment of ineffective endocardial defibrillation with subcutaneous array: a case report

Özgür Kaplan, Sabri Demircan
Deparment of Cardiology, İstanbul Bilim University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing is an important part of ICD implantation. After placement of the ICD generator, a DFT test is performed to evaluate the integrity of the ICD system and to confirm a successful defibrillation safety margin. More than 6% of ICDs implanted are not within the DFT safety margin. Presently described is the case of a patient with a high DFT and some of the methods that can be used to manage this circumstance, including the use of a subcutaneous array.

Keywords: Defibrillation test, implantable defibrillator; subcutaneous array.

How to cite this article
Özgür Kaplan, Sabri Demircan. Treatment of ineffective endocardial defibrillation with subcutaneous array: a case report. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(8): 748-751

Corresponding Author: Özgür Kaplan, Türkiye
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