ICD in Heterotopic Heart Transplant Patient. A patient who had undergone heterotopic heart transplantation and placement of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator in his native heart underwent generator change. Defibrillation testing induced ventricular fibrillation in his donor heart. To prevent this potentially lethal complication, defibrillator shock therapy must be synchronized to the donor heart R wave.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)