Comparison of frequency of complications of implantable cardioverter- defibrillators in children versus adults

Mark S. Link, Sharon L. Hill, Deborah L. Cliff, Craig A. Swygman, Caroline B. Foote, Munther K. Homoud, Paul J. Wang, N. A.Mark Estes, Charles I. Berul

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Abstract

Compared with adults patients (n = 309) receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillators at the same institution, pediatric patients (n = 11) exhibited a trend toward lower defibrillation thresholds. At follow-up of 29 ± 17 months, the incidence of recurrent arrhythmias was similar, but lead revisions and device infections were more common in the pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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