RESPIRATORY ARRHYTHMIA AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT OF INAPPROPRIATE ICD THERAPY

Authors

  • David Korpas
  • Jana Haluzikova
  • Marek Penhaker
  • Martin Augustynek

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14311/CTJ.2016.3.%25x

Keywords:

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, respiration, inappropriate shock

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.

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Published

2017-06-25

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Original Research