Failure of automatic capture verification in an epicardial pacemaker system

Leonardo Liberman, Allan J. Hordof, Daphne S. Hsu, Robert H. Pass

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Epicardial pacing is frequently used in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. Automatic threshold determination has been reported to be safe in epicardial lead systems. We report a case of falsely low ventricular thresholds determined by automatic capture verification in a patient with complete loss of capture due to a lead fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005


  • Automatic threshold determination
  • Epicardial leads
  • Lead fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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