Recommandations pour le suivi des CDI au Canada: Énoncé de consensus du Groupe de Travail Canadien pour la Cardiostimulation

Translated title of the contribution: Guidelines for implantable cardioverter defibrillator follow-up in Canada: A consensus statement of the Canadian Working Group on Cardiac Pacing

Anne M. Gillis, François Philippon, Margaret R. Cassidy, Narendra Singh, Paul Dorian, Barry A. Love, Charles R. Kerr

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Abstract

A survey on the follow-up practices of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in Canada was conducted by the Canadian Working Group on Cardiac Pacing in 1999. The survey identified the need for national guidelines. The present guidelines for ICD follow-up represent a consensus statement of the Canadian Working Group on Cardiac Pacing. They recommend that patients be assessed before hospital discharge, at two to 12 weeks following implantation, six months after implantation, and at a minimum of every six months thereafter. More frequent assessments may be required for some patients depending on associated cardiovascular problems and specific ICD devices. A typical follow-up visit should include a targeted cardiovascular assessment, interrogation of the ICD, review of telemetered data, assessment of the underlying rhythm, pacing and sensing thresholds, lead impedance and appropriate reprogramming of ICD parameters to optimize device function and longevity.

Translated title of the contributionGuidelines for implantable cardioverter defibrillator follow-up in Canada: A consensus statement of the Canadian Working Group on Cardiac Pacing
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)21-37
Number of pages17
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Patient follow-up

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