Excessive charge time delaying ventricular tachycardia therapy

Vipul R. Panchal, William J. Groh

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A 70-year-old man with a single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed for ventricular tachycardia presented with syncope. He was found to have ventricular flutter/fibrillation with capacitor charge time in excess of 1 minute before defibrillation. The excessive charge time was secondary to ICD capacitor malfunction. The generator was explanted and replaced, and the patient recovered uneventfully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1078-1079
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


  • Capacitor charge times
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator malfunction
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology

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