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Conductor externalization of the Riata internal cardioverter defibrillator lead: tip of the iceberg? Report of three cases and review of literature.
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PMID:  22431444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AimsRecently, concerns about St Jude's Riata lead family have come to light. We present three cases of patients with Riata internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads with externalized conductors.Methods and resultsAll patients had the same insulation defect, with externalized conductors, but differed in presentation and symptoms. These cases, which form 3 of 179 (1.68%) of our total Riata lead population, presented four or more years after implantation. This may be an indication that the problem with the Riata lead may well be greater than reported in the recent St Jude Medical device advisory letter.ConclusionThe management of the Riata lead problem is discussed as, up until now, management of patients with an implanted Riata lead has been based on detecting electric abnormalities on regular ICD interrogation only.
H G Reinhart Dorman; Jurren M van Opstal; Jeroen Stevenhagen; Marcoen F Scholten
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentrum Twente, Medisch Spectrum Twente, PO Box 50000, 7500 KA Enschede, The Netherlands.
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