Effects of repeated electrical defibrillations on cardiac troponin I levels

Jose A Joglar, David J. Kessler, Patrick J. Welch, Joseph H. Keffer, Michael E Jessen, Mohamed H. Hamdan, Richard L. Page

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Abstract

Multiple endocardial countershocks applied during intraoperative endocardial implantable cardioverter-defibrillator testing for the purpose of defibrillation threshold determination resulted in detectable myocardial injury in 5 of 12 patients, as indicated by elevations in cardiac troponin I levels. This injury was not associated with acute changes on the surface electrocardiogram.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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