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Indicators for placing ICDs in children
Class IIa: None.
Cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) or VT that is not temporary or reversible.
- Spontaneous sustained VT.
- Syncope of undetermined origin with clinically relevant, hemodynamically significant sustained VT or VF induced at electrophysiological study when drug therapy is ineffective, not tolerated, or not preferred.
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Cardiac arrest presumed to be due to VF when electrophysiological testing is precluded by other medical conditions.
- Severe symptoms attributable to sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias while awaiting cardiac transplantation.
- Familial or inherited conditions with a high risk for life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias such as long QT syndrome or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
- Recurrent syncope of undetermined etiology in the presence of ventricular dysfunction and inducible ventricular arrhythmias at electrophysiological study when other causes of syncope have been excluded.