Inappropriate ICD shocks for inappropriate reasons

Pai, Rakesh K.; Abedin, Moeen and Rawling, David A. (2008) Inappropriate ICD shocks for inappropriate reasons. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 8 (1). pp. 69-71. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

ICD shocks can result from a variety of etiologies; determining the proper etiology of the inappropriate shock is essential for correction of the problem. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can mimic cardiac signals and cause inappropriate defibrillator shocks. We present two cases of inappropriate ICD shocks due to EMI and reversal of the proximal and distal DF-1 lead terminals of the ICD lead. These are two unusual etiologies for inappropriate defibrillator shocks.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Inappropriate ICD Shock, DF-1 Lead Terminal Reversal, Integrated Bipolar ICD lead, Complication, External Alternating Current
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Natural Sciences > Physics > Radiation
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Heart Murmurs
Equipment and Supplies > Electrodes > Defibrillators > Defibrillators, Implantable
Equipment and Supplies > Electrodes
ID Code:2747
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:18 March 2008

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