RESPIRATORY ARRHYTHMIA AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT OF INAPPROPRIATE ICD THERAPY

David Korpas, Jana Haluzikova, Marek Penhaker, Martin Augustynek

Abstract


Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are active cardiac implants for immediate treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. They provide life-saving therapy, but may also deliver inappropriate therapy. These two cases demonstrate a possibility of ICD therapy detection or induction encouraged by physiological patient breathing. The cases of 64-year-old and 30-year-old women patients are reported. The first one has received some therapy, the second one has not. The devices records did not show any abnormalities in trends or electrical parameters. As a solution, the detection parameters of the devices were optimized, with reference to individual physiologically reachable heart rates of the patients.

Keywords


implantable cardioverter-defibrillator; respiration; inappropriate shock

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ISSN 0301-5491 (Print)
ISSN 2336-5552 (Online)
Published by the Czech Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.