Vertebral artery dissection secondary to defibrillation threshold testing

Acta Cardiol. 2012 Jun;67(3):359-61. doi: 10.1080/ac.67.3.2160729.


We report a case of vertebral artery dissection presenting 2 days after ICD implantation with defibrillation threshold testing in a 57-year-old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy. The association between vertebral artery dissection and neck trauma and the role of DFT testing in ICD implantation are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomyopathies / therapy*
  • Defibrillators, Implantable / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Ischemia / therapy*
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection / etiology*