Increase in Ventricular Tachycardia Frequency after Biventricular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Upgrade

Jose M. Guerra, Jianyi Wu, John M. Miller, William J. Groh

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient in whom transvenous left ventricular pacing lead placement at the time of a biventricular upgrade led to an exacerbation of clinical monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (MVT). At implant, slow left ventricular pacing repeatedly induced sustained MVT. However, testing of the biventricular pacing showed no MVT inducibility, and the system was implanted. The patient was readmitted due to multiple episodes of the MVT observed at implant. The MVT was controlled with pharmacotherapy, allowing the patient to continue with biventricular pacing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1247
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

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Keywords

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Left ventricular pacing
  • Ventricular tachycardia

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology

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Increase in Ventricular Tachycardia Frequency after Biventricular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Upgrade. / Guerra, Jose M.; Wu, Jianyi; Miller, John M.; Groh, William J.

In: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Vol. 14, No. 11, 01.11.2003, p. 1245-1247.

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