Life-threatening and life-saving inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks

Jordi Pérez-Rodon, David Doiny, Berta Miranda, Nuria Rivas-Gandara, Ivo Roca-Luque, Jaume Francisco-Pascual, Rosa Maria Lidón, David García-Dorado, Angel Moya Mitjans

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Abstract

© 2017 The Authors. Clinical Case Reports published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) lead dislodgement into the right atrium is a dangerous situation, particularly in patients in atrial fibrillation because atrial fibrillation can be sensed as ventricular fibrillation and true ventricular fibrillation induced with an inappropriate shock. In the presence of shocks, ICD interrogation should be performed as soon as possible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-525
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • inappropriate shock
  • lead dislodgement
  • ventricular fibrillation

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    Pérez-Rodon, J., Doiny, D., Miranda, B., Rivas-Gandara, N., Roca-Luque, I., Francisco-Pascual, J., Lidón, R. M., García-Dorado, D., & Moya Mitjans, A. (2017). Life-threatening and life-saving inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks. Clinical Case Reports, 5(4), 521-525. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.893