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Table 7 Device-related technical events identified during patient follow-up

From: Fully digital data processing during cardiovascular implantable electronic device follow-up in a high-volume tertiary center

  Manual data processing (n = 126) Fully digital data processing (n = 265) p value
Low battery voltage (n; %) 6 (5) 6 (2) 0.18a
Battery depletion (ERI) (n; %) 2 (2) 4 (2) 1.0b
Significant change in pacing threshold (n; %) 1 (1) 3 (1) 1.0b
Significant change in lead impedance (n; %) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0.32b
Significant change in sensing threshold (n; %) 1 (1) 1 (< 1) 0.54b
Extended tests owing to lead advisory (n; %) 6 (5) 15 (6) 0.71a
Lead dysfunction (n; %) 0 (0) 1 (< 1) 1.0b
Skeletal muscle/nerve stimulation (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
Device-related infection (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
T-wave oversensing (n; %) 0 (0) 1 (< 1) 1.0b
Pacemaker-mediated tachycardia (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
Cross talk (any type) (n; %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.0b
Electromagnetic interference (n; %) 0 (0) 1 (< 1) 1.0b
  1. ERI elective replacement indicator, ICD implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  2. aChi-square test (two-tailed test)
  3. bFisher’s exact test (two-tailed test)