Azygos Vein Lead Implantation For High Defibrillation Thresholds In Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Placement

Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2010;10(1):49-54


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Journal Title: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal

ISSN: 0972-6292 (Online)

Publisher: Elsevier

Society/Institution: Indian Heart Rhythm Society

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system

Country of publisher: Netherlands

Language of fulltext: English

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Naga VA Kommuri
Sri Lakshmi S Kollepara
E Saulitis
MA Siddiqui


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Time From Submission to Publication: 26 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Evaluation of defibrillation threshold is a standard of care during implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. High defibrillation thresholds are often encountered and pose a challenge to electrophysiologists to improve the defibrillation threshold. We describe a case series where defibrillation thresholds were improved after implanting a defibrillation lead in the azygos vein.