Anti-tachycardia pacing for non-fast and fast ventricular tachycardias in individual Japanese patients: From Nippon-storm study

Masaomi Chinushi, Osamu Saitoh, Hiroshi Furushima, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Takashi Noda, Takashi Nitta, Tohru Ohe, Takashi Kurita

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Background: Anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) delivered from an implantable device is a useful tool to terminate ventricular tachycardia (VT). But its real-world efficacy for those patients having multiple VTs with varying VT rates has not been fully studied. Methods: Using the Nippon-storm study database, efficacy of patient-by-patient basis ATP programing for Japanese patients having both non-fast (120-187 bpm) and fast VT (≥188 bpm) was assessed. According to the useful criteria of ≥50% success termination by ATP, patients were divided into three subgroups; success ≥50% for both non-fast and fast VT (both useful), ≥50% only for non-fast VT (non-fast VT useful), or ≥50% for neither non-fast nor fast VT (neither useful). Results: During a median follow-up of 28 months, ATP terminated 184 of the 203 non-fast VT episodes (91%) and 86 of the 113 fast VT episodes (76%) in all 41 patients. In the patient-by-patient analysis, efficacy of ATP was not different between non-fast and fast VT in most of the patients (36/41 = 88%); 32 patients were in the both useful and four other patients in the neither useful. Neither ischemic nor non-ischemic structural heart disease was associated with the ATP efficacy, whereas LVEF more than 37.0% and non-prescribed amiodarone were characteristics of the patients classified into the both useful. Conclusions: ATP well terminated both non-fast and fast VT occurring in individual Japanese patients with various structural heart diseases in the real-world device treatment and this finding further supports ATP programing for all device tachycardia detection zones in most patients with multiple VTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1038-1045
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Arrhythmia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug


  • ATP
  • VT
  • implantable device
  • pleomorphism


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