Simultaneous use of an implanted defibrillator and ventricular assist device.

Academic Article


  • A left ventricular assist device was placed as a bridge to cardiac transplantation in a 51-year-old man with cardiogenic shock. Placement of the left ventricular assist device occurred 5 years after implantation of an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator. The implantable cardioverter/defibrillator discharged appropriately during ventricular assist device support to terminate episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia without causing malfunction of the ventricular assist device.
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  • Defibrillators, Implantable, Heart-Assist Devices, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Shock, Cardiogenic
  • Pubmed Id

  • 25323891
  • Author List

  • Skinner JL; Bourge RC; Shepard RB; Epstein AE; Holman WL
  • Start Page

  • 1156
  • End Page

  • 1158
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 4