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Type: Journal article
Title: Fatal outcome from inappropriate defibrillation
Author: Dimitri, H.
John, B.
Young, G.
Sanders, P.
Citation: Europace, 2007; 9(11):1059-1060
Publisher: W B Saunders Co Ltd
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 1099-5129
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Hany Dimitri, Bobby John, Glenn D. Young and Prashanthan Sanders
Abstract: We present a 51-year-old morbidly obese man who underwent insertion of a single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator for monomorphic ventricular tachycardia occurring after myocardial infarction. After a period of satisfactory device function, a sudden change in R-wave with atrial over-sensing heralded inappropriate defibrillation and induction of ventricular fibrillation, with subsequent death of the patient.
Keywords: Ventricular tachycardia; ventricular fibrillation; inappropriate shock; fefibrillation; implantable cardioverter defibrillator; lead dislodgement
Description: © The European Society of Cardiology 2007. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020073843
DOI: 10.1093/europace/eum186
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