Preliminary Experience with the Implantable Transvenous Cardioverter

DOUGLAS P. ZIPES, JAMES J. HEGER, WILLIAM M. MILES, ERIC N. PRYSTOWSKY

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Abstract

It has been known for some time that low energy transthoracic shocks can terminate an organized ventricular tachycardia. We considered that shocks applied directly to the myocardium via a catheter electrode might terminate sustained ventricular tachycardia with even lower energies than those used transthoracically. The purpose of this report is to provide a brief background of the development of this concept to the point of its implantation in patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1325-1330
Number of pages6
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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