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Experience with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in grown-ups with congenital heart disease


Tomaske, M; Bauersfeld, U (2008). Experience with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in grown-ups with congenital heart disease. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE, 31(Suppl ):S35-S37.

Abstract

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) are increasingly implanted for primary or secondary prevention of sudden death in young patients with congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, or channelopathies. Although major advances in ICD technology and implant techniques have facilitated ICD therapy in young patients, complications such as lead failures, inappropriate shocks, system infections, and negative psychosocial impacts are of concern. The various underlying cardiovascular disease states and a lack of standardized ICD protocols for young patients often necessitate individualized implant techniques, ICD programming, and follow-up. Young ICD patients need a thorough follow-up to ensure adequate therapy, and psychosocial problems have to be addressed.

Abstract

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) are increasingly implanted for primary or secondary prevention of sudden death in young patients with congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, or channelopathies. Although major advances in ICD technology and implant techniques have facilitated ICD therapy in young patients, complications such as lead failures, inappropriate shocks, system infections, and negative psychosocial impacts are of concern. The various underlying cardiovascular disease states and a lack of standardized ICD protocols for young patients often necessitate individualized implant techniques, ICD programming, and follow-up. Young ICD patients need a thorough follow-up to ensure adequate therapy, and psychosocial problems have to be addressed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:04 Mar 2009 20:06
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:59
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0147-8389
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.00953.x
Official URL:http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119399569/abstract
PubMed ID:18226033

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