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Sudden bradyarrhythmic death in patients with the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1708867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of sudden bradyarrhythmic death necessitating cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator are described. One patient had sudden bradyarrhythmic death while being monitored in the hospital. This patient could not be resuscitated and represents the first reported sudden cardiac death secondary to bradyarrhythmia in a patient with the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. The second patient had an out-of-hospital sudden death followed by probable cardioverter-defibrillator discharge, leading to complete heart block with escape ventricular rhythm necessitating immediate temporary pacemaker insertion. These cases highlight the need for bradycardia back-up pacing and event monitoring in the newer tachyarrhythmia management devices.
T Khastgir; D Aarons; E Veltri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-04     Completed Date:  1991-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland 21215.
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MeSH Terms
Bradycardia / complications,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Electric Countershock / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Prostheses and Implants

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