Pacing spikes following QRS complexes: What is the mechanism?

A Ząbek, B Małecka, E Nowosielska-Ząbek, M Dębski, K Boczar, J Lelakowski

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The electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is often a puzzling problem. The difficulty of the device function evaluation further increases in the presence of unfamiliar timing cycles and additional functions. Authors present a special function of a Biotronik ICD devices called the thoracic impedance monitoring, and demonstrate its behavior in a patient with sinus rhythm, ventricular ectopic beats, and ventricular tachycardia episode. This report shows unexceptional occurrence of tricky ECG finding in patient with Biotronik ICD.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12545
JournalAnnals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

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