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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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.
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