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The measurement of transthoracic impedance is now possible using new implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. This can be used to monitor fall in impedance associated with increasing pulmonary oedema. We describe a case of a large rapid increase of impedance and dyspnoea related to a pneumothorax.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/j.1540-8159.2005.00235.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol

Publication Date

10/2005

Volume

28

Pages

1109 - 1111

Keywords

Aged, Cardiography, Impedance, Defibrillators, Implantable, Humans, Male, Monitoring, Ambulatory, Pneumothorax