Precise Measurement of Pediatric Defibrillation Thresholds

2014-08-27 03:16:52 | BioPortfolio


Patients who receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) usually undergo testing at the end of the ICD procedure to measure the amount of energy able to successfully defibrillate the heart (defibrillation threshold testing, or DFT). This study proposes to perform that measurement in pediatric patients already undergoing clinically necessary ICD procedures, with the measurement performed using a binary search method that has been previously validated in adult cohorts. We hypothesize that pediatric DFTs, when precisely measured, may be lower than previously assumed from extrapolation of adult data.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective




Children's Hospital Boston
United States




Children's Hospital Boston

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:52-0400

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A subspecialty of Pediatrics concerned with the newborn infant.

A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.

Voluntary authorization by a person not of usual legal age for diagnostic or investigative procedures, or for medical and surgical treatment. (from English A, Shaw FE, McCauley MM, Fishbein DB Pediatrics 121:Suppl Jan 2008 pp S85-7).

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