Alternating current electrocution detection and termination by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Ali Mehdirad, Charles Love, Steven Nelson, Stephen Schaal, Janet Collins, Kathy Huffman

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Abstract

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 power line was released. ICD interrogation revealed inappropriate detection of alternating current and delivery of a shock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1885-1886
Number of pages2
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardioverter defibrillator
  • Electrocution
  • Electromagnetic interference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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