Vol 61, No 7 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Implantation of an automatic cardioverter-defibrillator in small children - two case reports

Andrzej Przybylski, Beata Kucińska, Krzysztof Grabowski, Maciej Sterliński, Maria Wróblewska-Kałużewska, Hanna Szwed
Kardiol Pol 2004;61(7):59-61.
Vol 61, No 7 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Implantation of an automatic cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in children may be challenging due to the increased risk of periprocedural and long-term complications. ICD was implanted in two boys with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aged 6 and 9 years, with of a body weight of 20 and 25 kg, respectively. In one patient an ICD was implanted due to a history of ventricular fibrillation whereas the second patient underwent prophylactic ICD implantation due to a family history of sudden cardiac death. No short- or mid-term complications were recorded. Difficulties and risks of ICD implantation in children are discussed.

Abstract

Abstract: Implantation of an automatic cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in children may be challenging due to the increased risk of periprocedural and long-term complications. ICD was implanted in two boys with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aged 6 and 9 years, with of a body weight of 20 and 25 kg, respectively. In one patient an ICD was implanted due to a history of ventricular fibrillation whereas the second patient underwent prophylactic ICD implantation due to a family history of sudden cardiac death. No short- or mid-term complications were recorded. Difficulties and risks of ICD implantation in children are discussed.
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Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator - children

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Title

Implantation of an automatic cardioverter-defibrillator in small children - two case reports

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 61, No 7 (2004)

Pages

59-61

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;61(7):59-61.

Keywords

implantable cardioverter-defibrillator - children

Authors

Andrzej Przybylski
Beata Kucińska
Krzysztof Grabowski
Maciej Sterliński
Maria Wróblewska-Kałużewska
Hanna Szwed

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