Biventricular pacing decreases the inducibility of ventricular tachycardia in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy

Jason D. Zagrodzky, Karthik Ramaswamy, Richard L. Page, Jose A. Joglar, Clifford J. Sheehan, Michael L. Smith, Mohamed H. Hamdan

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Abstract

In summary, we have shown that acute BV pacing decreases the inducibility of sustained monomorphic VT in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. However, its effect on ventricular fibrillation remains unclear. Long-term BV pacing may diminish the need for antitachycardia therapy in patients with implantable defibrillators and may have an impact on mortality in patients with congestive heart failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1210
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume87
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 May 2001

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