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Adverse interaction between a left ventricular assist device and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17403078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An increasing number of patients have a coexisting implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat ventricular arrhythmias and refractory heart failure, respectively. To date, there have been no published reports of negative interactions between these devices that have impacted appropriate ICD or LVAD function. In this case report, we describe a patient with an LVAD-ICD interaction that necessitated replacement of the implantable defibrillator.
Jennifer Cowger Matthews; Daphne Betley; Fred Morady; Frank Pelosi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-19     Completed Date:  2007-11-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1107-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Michigan, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Electrophysiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Defibrillators, Implantable / adverse effects*
Heart-Assist Devices / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology,  therapy
Shock, Cardiogenic / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Comment In:
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2007 Nov;18(11):E27; author reply E28   [PMID:  17887977 ]

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