Experience with a single-pass, dual-electrode implantable atrial defibrillator lead for maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with recurrent atrial fibrillation

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Sep 1;84(5):606-8, A9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00390-2.


The implantable atrial defibrillator is a new potential nonpharmacologic treatment for recurrent atrial fibrillation. The results of this study suggest that a simplified lead configuration, with a single-pass, dual-electrode atrial defibrillation lead can be used for both atrial fibrillation detection and defibrillation with an implantable atrial defibrillator.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Atrial Fibrillation / diagnostic imaging
  • Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
  • Defibrillators, Implantable*
  • Electrodes, Implanted*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Recurrence
  • Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / diagnostic imaging
  • Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome