Five-year experience with implantable defibrillators in children

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Mar 1;77(7):524-6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)89349-6.


Cardioverter-defibrillators were implanted in children aged 4 to 16 years over a 5-year period with no mortality and eventual clinically appropriate shocks in 6 of 11 patients. Both transvenous and epicardial implantable cardioverter-defibrillators were safe and effective in children resuscitated from sudden death or at high risk for sudden death.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Defibrillators, Implantable*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Survival Analysis
  • Tachycardia / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome