Myocardial Injury in Patients With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Undergoing Defibrillation Threshold TestingLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Same as current
- Observational Model: CohortTime Perspective: Prospective
- Between 18 years and 125 years
- Both males and females
CIED devices that deliver defibrillation can provide life-saving therapy to patients who have cardiac conditions that make them prone to develop a serious arrhythmia. Currently, there are two main CIED devices that deliver defibrillation therapy - transvenous internal cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD...
CIED devices that deliver defibrillation can provide life-saving therapy to patients who have cardiac conditions that make them prone to develop a serious arrhythmia. Currently, there are two main CIED devices that deliver defibrillation therapy - transvenous internal cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and subcutaneous ICD. Conventional wisdom indicates that defibrillation causes myocardial injury. However, some studies including one by the present investigators have reported that external direct current cardioversion does not result in myocardial injury. There have been studies showing that ICD shocks results in myocardial injury. The concern with previous studies using transvenous ICDs is that the measurement of injury was done during DFT testing at the time of ICD implantation or when the patient came into hospital after an ICD shock. The confounder with DFT testing is that myocardial injury could have occurred during ICD implantation when the lead is screwed into the myocardium rather than during the testing. With hospitalization, the precipitating event that caused the arrhythmia stimulating the ICD discharge (e.g. an acute coronary syndrome) might also be the cause of myocardial injury. We plan to eliminate these confounders by recruiting patients who are undergoing a DFT procedure electively, remote from their ICD implantation date or clinical events. In terms of the subcutaneous ICD implantation (in which the leads are not screwed into the myocardium), there is little data about myocardial injury when a shock is delivered. The investigators will attempt to determine if subcutaneous ICD shocks cause myocardial injury by assessing their troponin levels at the time DFT is performed during implantation.
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- Principal Investigator: Allan S Jaffe, MD Mayo Clinic