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Alternating current electrocution detection and termination by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9249849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with an ICD accidentally grasped a power line and was electrocuted. He was unable to release the cable during electrocution though he remained conscious. After receiving a shock from his ICD, the powerline was released. ICD interrogation revealed inappropriate detection of alternating current and delivery of a shock.
A Mehdirad; C Love; S Nelson; S Schaal; J Collins; K Huffman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-25     Completed Date:  1997-09-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1885-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Ohio State University Medical Center, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Electric Impedance
Electric Injuries / physiopathology*
Electromagnetic Phenomena
Middle Aged
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Ventricular Fibrillation / therapy

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